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Old 07-11-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Accessibility / password / chmod 777

Hey i got problems, 2 words, access denied...

I have to chmod every new file that in downloading extracting moving copying all aroudn the computer... I didnt put any password at the begining of my mandrakelinux 10.1 installation... And i wondered if there was any way to set everything chmod 777 or just put a password to get ride of this : access denied. Thanks
Old 07-11-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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No password, and chmod 777 for everything defeats the whole purpose of Linux - safety and security. Here's my two cents on what you should do:

1. Reinstall
2. Choose a strong root password
3. Never run as root except for maintenance and software installs.
4. Run as a normal user and select a good password.
5. Read, read, then re-read again on Linux security.
Old 07-11-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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Ok thansk for all these tips


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