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Old 10-06-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
catty
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Angry Can't create new directory!!??


I have Mandrake 9.1 distro. I downloaded Netscape 7.0 and tried to install it. At first Netscape popped up message say that there is no directory /user/local/netscape want to create new one Y/N. So I clicked Y and then next pop up says access denied , cannot create directory !!?? I went to root /user/local/ and tried to create new directory. It denied after creating /user/local/netscape directory. I tried to find Administrator or System seting to UNLOCK it to allow me to create directory. Can't find it.

HEELLLPPP!!
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:44 AM   #2
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Are you logged in as root when you try to create the directory?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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How do you log in as root? Is this something you have to do at the user select menu, when the machine boots up?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:05 AM   #4
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I don't know Mandrake, but at the console, type su and then give the root password. You probably had to choose this password during setup.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:10 AM   #5
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Yeah, I remember having to specify a root password on setup. I'll give that console command a go when I get home cheers!

 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:19 AM   #6
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Talking

In response to this thread, I found a good article at this site:

http://www.start-linux.com/articles/article_162.php

It outlines some of the more commonly used console commands for idiots like me , including that "su" command mentioned by nephilim
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:30 PM   #7
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mlota,

Your extra posts have been deleted. The rule is there for a reason - posting nonsense to circumvent the rule is not acceptable.

--jeremy
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:33 PM   #8
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Lock-up Key

HIT THE ANY KEY BUTTON, if your troubled by windows, it's "any key on the keyboard" Seriously
 
  


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