After playing with my networking settings in Breezy, I
seem to have lost
some data from my /etc/hosts file.
Partly it requires editing to add to add "ubuntuDavid" to it. However
without it I can't log in as root to edit it. Can't find password!
Here's a possibility:
root doesn't have a password set at all under ubuntu. Instead, log in as
your user and run 'sudo nano /etc/hosts', and enter *your* password
in. This assumes that your account is the first one that was created
when you installed the machine.
If this doesn't work, it possibly means that more than the hosts file
has become corrupted. Consider upgrading to dapper at about this point.
I can't edit it with Knoppix, I don't have
permission. Is there any way
to edit it or is it a reinstall job.
With knoppix you'd still need to run a root terminal, instead of just
the normal one.