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Old 06-08-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
redodso1
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Error: must be in root to extract, but alreay in root


Thanks in advance for your responses.
I'm trying to extract a file and am getting ERROR: 2010-12-7-RefBldFive.sh must be in the root directory prior to extraction...". The file is in the root directory; I downloaded as root and am trying to extract as root. Have removed and re-downloaded, rebooted, copied to another directory then back to root. Any ideas?



Never mind... it was refering to the "/" directory not the "root" dirctory. Confusing.

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Old 06-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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are you sure it doesn't mean it should be extracted as USER root?
 
Old 06-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #3
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are you sure it doesn't mean it should be extracted as USER root?
I was user root, figured it out, but thanks for the post.
Ruth
 
Old 06-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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Please mark as SOLVED once you have a solution
 
Old 06-09-2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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Thanks, my newbie is showing. =-)
 
  


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