Is it possible to edit the Blacklist.conf file when running Linux off a Live CD? If so, how do you edit it?
I tried typing this into the terminal but nothing happened:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
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First you would need to have the files for the system you want to edit mounted.
Look in the left panel for the file system in pcmanfm (the file manager) and click on it - it will look 'similar' to this
You can see that I have mounted my 12.10 partition
Check what the path is called for you - could be /media/long UUID reference and then run
gksudo leafpad /media/longUUIDreference/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
from a terminal.
If you'd like to prevent a certain module from loading at boot time ("blacklisting"), you could append the boot option
modprobe.blacklist=<module-name>. E.g., to prevent
nouveau from loading, you'd use
To do so on an installation, see How do I add a kernel boot parameter?. For a Live CD/USB, see How to input commands on the Live CD mode selection screen (I believe that you need to press a different key first in newer versions, e.g. Space).