[NCLUG] gnome under root

Kerry Miller n0wiq at comcast.net
Sun Jul 22 05:39:27 MDT 2012

Hi People,

Be aware that GRUB boot manager has a complete documentation available 
and if you must modify grub.conf it might be to your advantage to peruse 
that documentations.  Other wise it is simple to create a grub.conf that 
won't boot your system.

Kerry N0WIQ
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On 07/21/2012 07:45 PM, James DeWitt wrote:
> Hi Bonnell,
> I would advise caution. Making changes to grub.conf may leave your
> system unbootable.
> What is the problem you are trying to solve by making changes to the
> grub configuration?
> Thanks,
> James
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:24:45 -0600
> Bonnell Frost<bfrost at skybeam.com>  wrote:
>> I have been having a lot of trouble trying to do some edit on grub2;
>> everything I try seems to hang.
>> And that is quite a lot, from grub2-mkconfig to several others. I'd
>> like to use gedit under root, but it gives a sessions unavailable
>> error; same if I try to bring up gnome desktop there. This is all
>> under Fedora 17, which has a nasty config of the display, that gives
>> an "out of range" error when grub2 tries to run.  I am set up to have
>> administrator status when I sign in, but I can't access|edit the
>> necessary stuff in /etc/grub2 without being root. Suggestions please.
>> --Bonnell Frost  (at Loveland Good Samaritan)
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