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September 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM
I have a couple of hard drives on my computer that I need to access with the live cd before I install Ubuntu. When I try to access them I get a message that says I don't have permission. How do I use root with the live cd, or how can I get access to these drives?
September 9th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Open nautilus with
gksudo nautilus No password is needed, but you still will have root access.
September 10th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Thanks, that got me root access, but I still can't access the hard drives. They don't show in the Nautilus window, and if I click on the computer icon I get this: Could not display "computer:".Nautilus cannot handle "computer" locations. Any other ideas how I can access these drives?
September 11th, 2010, 12:43 AM
This could be pointing to a bad Live CD. Boot to it and check the CD when it boots by hitting any key after pressing the power button. A menu should appear with an entry for "Check install media" or something similar.
September 12th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Not sure what the problem was. I re-booted the CD and everything worked fine. I was able to work with the files on the two hard drives and then install from the CD with no errors. Thanks for the help.
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