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Old 06-06-2007, 11:05 PM   #1
chryslercirrus99
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Smile how to change folder permissions in fc-6


hello everyone.i am very new to the linux operating system and im having trouble chmodding folders.i am wanting to install the zervex control panel on my hp lh4r netserver.i installed fedora core 6,tried centos 4.4 but it comes back with kernel panic and want go any farther.i tried redhat 9 and it want recognize my harddrives.well the fedora 6 installed smoothly but when i go to the command line to download zervex it says the folder cant be created in the home folder.what little experience i have with chmodding i know if the permissions arent set this program or any other program cant write to the folder.when i go to the home folder it has a message stating you are not the owner,so you cant change these permissions.what do i have to do to be the owner and be able to change these folder permissions?what could have happened with the install for me not to be owner?thanks in advance for your answers.it is probably an easy thing to do but i dont know how to do it.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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Open a terminal and run the following commands and post the output:

whoami

ls -lad $HOME
 
Old 06-06-2007, 11:45 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by forrestt
Open a terminal and run the following commands and post the output:

whoami

ls -lad $HOME

[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$ whoami
robert
[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$ ls -lad $HOME
drwxr-xr-x 23 robert robert 4096 Jun 6 21:58 /home/robert
[robert@robert-4ov19uqw

here is the output.maybe this will tell something.this is the first time i have been here.1000 post.looks like 100,000.

Last edited by chryslercirrus99; 06-07-2007 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:32 PM   #4
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here is some input from the zervex server.i believe what it is saying is the folder doesnt have write permissions.

[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$ wget http://dist.zervex.com/install/dsminstall
--18:17:39-- http://dist.zervex.com/install/dsminstall
=> `dsminstall'
Resolving dist.zervex.com... 69.36.9.104
Connecting to dist.zervex.com[69.36.9.104]:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 21,271 [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 21,271 85.04K/s

18:17:40 (84.72 KB/s) - `dsminstall' saved [21,271/21,271]

[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$ chmod 700 dsminstall
[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$ ./dsminstall
#####################################################
# Zervex DSM Installer (www.zervex.com) #
# Thanks for Choosing the DSM online control panel. #
# #
# This installer is used to install Zervex DSM on #
# the operating systems listed on the zervex.com #
# website. #
# #
# This installer is to be ran on a clean machine #
# running one of the supported operating systems. #
# #
# This installer will remove all websites and may #
# delete data for configured websites to include #
# MySQL and Postgresql data. #
# #
# Please type yes or no below if you would like to #
# continue knowing that all files and data to #
# include any existing websites etc will be removed.#
# #
# Typing yes will continue through the installation #
# process and typing no will abort the installation.#
#####################################################
Type yes or no: yes
Removing /etc/my.cnf file
mv: cannot move `/etc/my.cnf' to `/etc/my.cnf-dsmorig': Permission denied
Removing /etc/my.cnf file
The origianl can be found at /etc/my.cnf-dsmorig
===== Checking for basic tools =====
Checking for /bin/rpm: FOUND
Checking for /bin/egrep: FOUND
Checking for /bin/grep: FOUND
Checking for /usr/bin/wget: FOUND
Checking for /bin/sed: FOUND
Checking for /bin/awk: FOUND
Checking for /usr/bin/yum: FOUND
Checking for /usr/bin/perl: FOUND
MySQL Version detected as 4.1.11

===== Detecting Operating System =====
Detected Operating System as fedora/4 (fedora)

*****************************************************
*****************************************************
You are installing on a recent version of Fedora Core
Fedora Core is on a quarterly release schedule and
previous revisions are only maintained until three
months after a new revision is released
Please see further details regarding Fedora at
http://fedora.redhat.com/
*****************************************************
*****************************************************


===== Creating temporary install directory =====
Creating /home/.dsminstall/dsm3-1181258299: mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/.dsminstall': Permission denied
chmod: cannot access `/home/.dsminstall/dsm3-1181258299': No such file or directory
Failed
[robert@robert-4ov19uqw ~]$
 
  


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