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    gross5cd NNTP User

    Default Konsole Terminal Program for Newbies

    First off, please bear with me if the answer to this seems obvious since this is my first time using linux. I've been trying to mount and run several iso files on my computer (games and movies) the following way:

    I open the Terminal program and type the following:

    mount -o loop -t iso9660 file_name.iso /media

    where file_name is the name of the particular iso im trying to mount at the time, I get this as a reply:

    mount: only root can do that

    so my question is this, how do I get root privileges in the terminal program so that I can mount the .iso files?

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    Default Re: Konsole Terminal Program for Newbies

    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 02:36:04 GMT
    gross5cd <gross5cd@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > First off, please bear with me if the answer to this seems obvious
    > since this is my first time using linux. I've been trying to mount
    > and run several iso files on my computer (games and movies) the
    > following way:
    >
    > I open the Terminal program and type the following:
    >
    > mount -o loop -t iso9660 -file_name-.iso /media
    >
    > where -file_name- is the name of the particular iso im trying to mount
    > at the time, I get this as a reply:
    >
    > mount: only root can do that
    >
    > so my question is this, how do I get root privileges in the terminal
    > program so that I can mount the .iso files?
    >
    >

    Hi
    Use the sudo command, now if it can't find a program you need to put
    the entire path to is (mount should work ok though). Else use the su -
    command. I always use the - as it will use roots environment.

    As an aside, I wouldn't use /media as other devices use this to create
    sub directories under to mount too.
    Use /media/somedirectory or /tmp/somedirectory (you will need to create)
    or create a local directory under your user.

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    Default Re: Konsole Terminal Program for Newbies

    Thread moved to Applications
    Last edited by kastorff; 14-Jul-2008 at 21:36.
    Keith Kastorff

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    Default Re: Konsole Terminal Program for Newbies

    su not sudo.

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