Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
ok, have a lexar 128 mb secure jumpdrive. I can read and write to it no prob under windows, and can read it under nix no prob. I cannot write to it under linux though. Tried editing my fstab, tried different mount options, all to no avail. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. TIA
Something is definitely amiss here, as root doesn't get permission denied for anything. How did you open a console as root? Directly, or did you open one as youself and then use the su command? If the latter, if you did not use 'su -' (ie, with a space and a dash after it) then you would not have had root's path permissions, and that could explain why you had permission denied.
From the output of 'ls -l /mnt/jump', it is owned by root and 'others' don't have write permission; that's why you're seeing this problem. If you open a console as root - either directly or with 'su -' - and use the chmod command I gave before, you should be OK.
well, Interestingly enough... i removed the entry from my fstab, restarted, chmod the /mnt and /mnt/jump directories and then tried again. And it worked! No idea how the problem came about since i have done and verified everything as suggested, but i can now mount as a user and have full write permissions. So, thanks to all for the help in investigation, someday hope to repay the favor...
and, on a side note, i was in a root console directly as root, and as root in gui, and still had my permissions denied.. go figure.