Catch22 - Thanks
On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 04:58:39PM +0200, Damian Lubosch wrote:
> Thomas H. George wrote:
> > I am trying to setup static ip addresses running either the etch or the
> > lenny gnome iso's - the problem is the same for both.
> > If, at the boot prompt, I enter
> > install netcfg/disable_dhcp=true
> > or
> > vmlinuz install netcfg/disable_dhcp=true
> > I get the message, "Could not find the kernel image: vmlinuz"
> The kernel name to use is "live".
> You can set static IP before building the CD in this config file:
> livecd/config/binary in section
My goal is to build a customized CD so this is just what I needed.
> > On the other hand, if I simply hit enter at the boot prompt the system
> > boots up very nicely to the gnome desk top. Then
> > Applications/Debian/Apps/System/Network Administration opens a window
> > asking for root's password. Neither sudo bash or bash alone work. If
> > I go to a console window Ctl/Del/F1 and enter sudo bash I immediately
> > get the root prompt.
> See Ben's posting for this.
> > I confess that I do not fully understand sudo. I am the only one
> > allowed to do any administrative functions on the computers of my home
> > network so until now I have just become root for this work and a normal
> > user for everything else.
> Sudo lets a user execute commands with root's rights. If you really need
> a password for root you can simply create one. On the shell you create a
> root-shell "sudo bash" and then you can set your root-pw with "pwd". Of
> course it will vanish after reboot.
I started with the iso to get a start on setting up a wireless
connection. Since sudo is intended to allow limited administrative
access it never occurred to me that I would be allowed to change root's
password. As you pointed out, I could and did change root's password
and with the new password I was able to alter the network setup and set
Thanks for the help.
- From: lists at tomgeorge.info (Thomas H. George)
- From: dl at xiqit.de (Damian Lubosch)