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Old 07-31-2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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Can't download any files yet can't delete any either.


http://i38.tinypic.com/11lodfp.png

That pic and the title should be enough info..


What can I do..!??!?!
 
Old 07-31-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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You seem to be having a permission problem.


Provide more details about your distro, users, ...

does the user have a home directory?

Read the output of

#man chown
 
Old 07-31-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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In Linux every file (directories, devices are all files) has at least one owner. Without suitable permissions others cannot read/write to them.
 
Old 07-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #4
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Well never mind..

It seems that my computer was full..

I tried running a program with Wine.. it crashed my laptop and needed to be restarted..

I restarted it and got an old error I had once before (a very major one) and I had to re-format the whole thing in-order to get it to run..

I'm not 100% sure but I think the problem is now gone since I formatted everything.. :/
 
Old 07-31-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Probably
 
Old 07-31-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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It seems that my computer was full..
That is one of the reasons that you should keep your personal files (/home) on a partition of their own.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 05:05 AM   #7
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permissions problem.
su as root and change them.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 03:15 AM   #8
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Formating


Formating usually fixes everything. But then so does reinstalling.
Sorry you had to do that.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 03:22 AM   #9
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He/She very probably did not have to do that.
The default when creating filesystems is to create them with some room to spare (5%) - ony accessible/usable by the root user.
So: even if the filesystem appears to be full - it is only full for users - not for root.
Log in as root - delete the files to make room - voila...
 
Old 08-04-2008, 02:56 AM   #10
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Thanks

Thanks jomen,
I was just browsing when I came accross this. I am glad you reminded me of this "feature". By the way, is this a general rule or is this only on a specific distro?
 
Old 08-04-2008, 03:33 AM   #11
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Any distro, its a matter of putting /root on its own partition. On a prodn system you'll usually/often find /var is on its own partition for the same reason ie that's where most logging goes, so most likely to fill up first. Doesn't stop people logging on.
 
Old 08-04-2008, 04:43 AM   #12
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I have to slightly disagree - it seems weare talking about different things:
when a ext2/ext3 filesystem is created and there is no -m option given to mkfs.ext2/mkfs.ext3 then, by default, it will be created with 5% of the space only accessible to the root user - this has nothing to do with separate partitions.
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-m reserved-blocks-percentage
Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for the super-user. This avoids fragmentation, and allows root-owned daemons, such
as syslogd(8), to continue to function correctly after non-privileged processes are prevented from writing to the filesystem. The default
percentage is 5%.
I'm not sure (I don't know) how creating another filesystem like reiserfs ... handles this.
Separate important system partitions can also help preventing a user completely filling up a filesystem because he has no write permissions on them anyway.
In both cases - root can still fill anything up.
 
  


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