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Old 04-22-2004, 10:19 AM   #1
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Angry gaah!!! I have no permissions :(


ok, I went to cd /root, (fedora core 1) and it told me I had Permission Denied. I tried to access cd /root/c (windows ntfs partition) and I still don't have any permissions.

any help available?

Ben

and once again..please keep the terminology simple.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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you are not meant to have any access to that folder, thats roots home folder.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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yeah...but I cannot get into my "C" (Windows ntfs) drive either becuase of permissions.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 10:51 AM   #4
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Hello !
I don't know Fedora, but isn't your Windows's C mounted under /mnt/ ?
On my Mandrake 9.2 My C is under mnt/windows/c

Hope this will help you...

Regards,

Michel
 
Old 04-22-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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Hello !
I don't know Fedora, but isn't your Windows's C mounted under /mnt/ ?
On my Mandrake 9.2 My C is under mnt/windows/c

Hope this will help you...

Regards,

Michel
all that is in /mnt is my cdrom drive.

progress. I go to the location where C is stored, and I right clicked on "C". Then I went to permissions and it said something like this: "You cannot change this because you are not the owner"

how do I make myself the owner?

Last edited by ben_build#2.1.0; 04-22-2004 at 11:16 AM.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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...

Try as a root ...

type in
Quote:
su
System will ask you for your root password

BE CAREFUL : AT THAT TIME, YOU ARE ROOT, MEANING THAT YOU HAVE FULL RIGHTS ON YOUR SYSTEM, INCLUDED RIGHTS TO DELETE ALL ...
DO ONE MISTAKE AND YOU'LL PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE... ;-)

To leave this mode, type
Code:
exit

Good luck !
 
Old 04-22-2004, 11:55 AM   #7
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ok, going in under root did nothing.

Is there any way I can make myself the owner?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:16 AM   #8
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As far as I know, root is the owner of everything...
(Can anyone comfirm that ?)
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:24 AM   #9
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As far as I know, root is the owner of everything...
(Can anyone comfirm that ?)
yeah. root is the owner of everything...root can set privliedges to everyone.....

what I'm haveing problems with is the fact that somehow my "C" drive is viewed by linux as "read only" so I cannot change any of the permission properties on /C becuase of the fact that it is read only.

does anybody know anything on how to fix that?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:38 AM   #10
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Isn't it a driver problem ?
I think I've read somewhere that the NTFS support in Linux was read-only (Maybe is it an out-dated info...)

Otherwise, this go too far for my newbie knowledge...
Sorry to not be able to help you more...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:39 AM   #11
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Ideally any mounted Windows partitions are set to read only because a reliable method of writing to these partitions has not been developed....to my knowledge....

If you do in fact change the permissions to read-write....which you can by chmod I believe, then you run the risk of messing up your windows partition...
 
Old 04-23-2004, 09:41 AM   #12
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Ben,

Under FC1 you have to install the NTFS kernel module before you can read NTFS partitions (Windows), But then its still read only. The NTFS driver does not allow write.
Thinks to check is
Did you install the NTFS driver for your kernel ? (it will change when u upgrade the kernel and you'll have to re-install the module)
Have you mounted the NTFS partition?

As for Accessing /root its the root users home directory and is only accessable as the root user. You need to change to the root user, and the you'll have access to this directory. As said before be carefull here !.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #13
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Ben,

Under FC1 you have to install the NTFS kernel module before you can read NTFS partitions (Windows), But then its still read only. The NTFS driver does not allow write.
Thinks to check is
Did you install the NTFS driver for your kernel ? (it will change when u upgrade the kernel and you'll have to re-install the module)
Have you mounted the NTFS partition?

As for Accessing /root its the root users home directory and is only accessable as the root user. You need to change to the root user, and the you'll have access to this directory. As said before be carefull here !.
maybe I don't have the NTFS driver. What are the proper steps in re-installing the module?

and I know I can only read NTFS partitions. The problem comes up when I try to change the permissions for my main logon superman. I get the error saying that the drive is read only, then it kicks me out. When I go "right click, properties, permissions on the "C" drive folder in root, and attempt to give superman the privledges of "read" to superman, Thats when the read-only error pops up.

EDIT

ok, I think I made some progress, but its not done yet. I did some reading on fstab and I noticed the /dev/hda2 was set to defaults, therefore not giving me any permission to mount the drive. So I changed that to ro,user and then proceeded to mount my "C" drive. So now on the username "root" has the "C" drive right where my CDROM drive is usually displayed on the desktop. so I think I might have mounted it successfully.

But In Superman, the drive does not show up as mounted. so I tried mount /dev/hda2 in superman, it brings up this message:

mount: /dev/hda2 already mounted on /C
mount: according to mtab /dev/hda2 is already mounted on C

I can access the "C" drive in root, so I don't think I have a driver problem.

does anybody know what could be wrong?

Last edited by ben_build#2.1.0; 04-23-2004 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:24 PM   #14
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NO guys no no no.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE is confusing the directory "/" with the directory "/root"

ALL you folders and stuff you are looking for are in "/" wich is the equivalent for "C:\" in MSDOS.

the directory '/root' is nothing but the equivalent of "/home/some_user_in_ur_system"

it just happens to a be a user called 'root' and '/root' is his HOME directory AS user for his personal files. Has nothign to do with the system.

ben_build#2.1.0

just type this:

cd /
dir

Last edited by Qucho; 04-23-2004 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 07:46 PM   #15
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NO guys no no no.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE is confusing the directory "/" with the directory "/root"

ALL you folders and stuff you are looking for are in "/" wich is the equivalent for "C:\" in MSDOS.

the directory '/root' is nothing but the equivalent of "/home/some_user_in_ur_system"

it just happens to a be a user called 'root' and '/root' is his HOME directory AS user for his personal files. Has nothign to do with the system.

ben_build#2.1.0

just type this:

cd /
dir
maybe I should've said "I can access 'c' when I'm logged on as root". sorry for the typo. I cannot access "C" when I'm logged on as superman".
 
  


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