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Thread: use root with live cd

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    use root with live cd

    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?

    Mike White

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    Re: use root with live cd

    Open nautilus with
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    No password is needed, but you still will have root access.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: use root with live cd

    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?

    Mike White

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    Re: use root with live cd

    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.
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 12.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: use root with live cd

    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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