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Old 11-03-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation cant go on chown -R root:root $LFS/tools


Well i'm trying to change the ownership of $LFS/tools (lfs user) to root... but i cant, it keeps me saying "Operation not permitted"... What am i doing wrong... can someone help me??
Old 11-03-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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You need to go from user lfs to user root with the exit command.
Old 11-03-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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If LFE or LFE/tools is a directory where some non-linux partition is mounted you might not be able to change ownership this way. Or are you maybe not root when issuing the command?
Old 11-03-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by moonfrog View Post
You need to go from user lfs to user root with the exit command.
This guy is spot on the mark. I know I did exactly the same thing. Just above where you are in the book there is a note stating that all commands from this point on should be executed as root.
Old 11-03-2008, 03:51 PM   #5
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yeah... thats the pro... XD.... i executing it as root.... n that doesn't do anything.... :S.... thats why I've tried as lfs... but nothing....

i do the command "chown -R root:root $LFS/tools" but it doesn't do anything (i have to declare LFS again because in root it doesn't exists anymore--> export LFS=/mnt/lfs)

P.D:Excuse me if I have a bad English... I'm Colombian... XD

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:57 AM   #6
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write in the shell --> echo $LFS
resposte: lfs#: /mnt/lfs


su - for super user
report password

try again

sorry for my english. i am brazilian
Old 11-04-2008, 08:36 AM   #7
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i'll try it .... :P... thanxxxxx


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