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Old 01-17-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
Larry O
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Angry denied access to move files into /usr/src directory


I've installed Mandrake 10.1 and so far so good with the exception my Internet connection. I've downloaded a couple of files to make my wireless card compatible.

I untarred the files OK, however I'm denied whenever I try to move them into the directory: /usr/src. Also, I cannot run command; make config; make all, etc....

I've tried running the commands from the root console on Kconsole. I'm dazed and confused.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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Are you logged in as root? What's the permissions of /usr/src ? And you should really place the tar.gz file in /usr/src, and then untar it there.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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How do you log in as root? Do I start in failsafe mode? I was level 2 user according to the system administrator
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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How do you log in as root? Do I start in failsafe mode? I was level 2 user according to the system administrator
System Administrator? If you don't have sudo access or root's password, I'd talk to your system admin before proceding.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:14 AM   #5
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assuming you are the admin. type su in a console. the enter the root pass. then cp /here /to/path/there . then tar -xvf tarball.tar or in the kmenu look for file manager > super user mode.
 
  


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