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Old 07-03-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
balaji2219
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Hi Friends,

I am using fedora 10 and have a combo drive. I am mounting dvdrom on folder /root/dvdrom and trying to copy directoris from it then it says Permission denied.

e.g. {root@localhost root}# cp -a /dvdrom/directoryA /root/
Then it gives error:

cp:cannot create directory 'root/directoryA': Permission denied.

but if I copy any file from cd then I am able to do it.

can anyone please tell me why this is happening.
 
Old 07-03-2009, 05:39 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by balaji2219 View Post
Hi Friends,

I am using fedora 10 and have a combo drive. I am mounting dvdrom on folder /root/dvdrom and trying to copy directoris from it then it says Permission denied.

e.g. {root@localhost root}# cp -a /dvdrom/directoryA /root/
Then it gives error:

cp:cannot create directory 'root/directoryA': Permission denied.

but if I copy any file from cd then I am able to do it.

can anyone please tell me why this is happening.
if you mount your dvd in
/root/dvdrom

and you want to copy a directory named directoryA from it
you should

cp -a /root/dvdrom/directoryA /root

(you didn't mount the dvd in /dvdrom, so /dvdrom/directoryA
doesn't exist)
 
Old 07-06-2009, 07:30 AM   #3
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No Friend,

I had written wrong here but I am giving right in there, it is not allowing to create destination directory whatever I give.


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if you mount your dvd in
/root/dvdrom

and you want to copy a directory named directoryA from it
you should

cp -a /root/dvdrom/directoryA /root

(you didn't mount the dvd in /dvdrom, so /dvdrom/directoryA
doesn't exist)
 
Old 07-06-2009, 07:35 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by balaji2219 View Post
Hi Friends,

I am using fedora 10 and have a combo drive. I am mounting dvdrom on folder /root/dvdrom and trying to copy directoris from it then it says Permission denied.

e.g. {root@localhost root}# cp -a /dvdrom/directoryA /root/
Then it gives error:

cp:cannot create directory 'root/directoryA': Permission denied.

but if I copy any file from cd then I am able to do it.

can anyone please tell me why this is happening.
def a permission issue like the error says.
what are the permissions on directoryA at the source end?
 
Old 07-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
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simply drag and drop to copy...i think it should work...
 
Old 07-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #6
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If there is a permissions issue, then drag and drop is not going to work!!

(I think) creating a directory requires execute (x) permissions in the host directory, whereas creating a file only requires write (w) permissions. Run some tests to see if I've got this right. (I have to get my breakfast.....)
 
Old 07-07-2009, 12:44 AM   #7
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If there is a permissions issue, then drag and drop is not going to work!!

(I think) creating a directory requires execute (x) permissions in the host directory, whereas creating a file only requires write (w) permissions. Run some tests to see if I've got this right. (I have to get my breakfast.....)
I think I am making some mistake in fstab file, I have put entry for combo drive in fstab like this

/dev/cdrom /root/dvdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

Can anyone tell if this is right?
 
Old 07-07-2009, 09:07 AM   #8
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I think I am making some mistake in fstab file, I have put entry for combo drive in fstab like this

/dev/cdrom /root/dvdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

Can anyone tell if this is right?
you should change your mount point (only root can access /root)
I suggest:

mkdir -p /mnt/dvdrom

then have this entry in your /etc/fstab

/dev/cdrom /mnt/dvdrom auto users,kudzu,noauto,exec,ro 0 0
 
  


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