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Old 04-25-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
lesmond
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I dont have permission!


I have put a test page on floppy to copy over for the server, BUT I cant put anything in /var/www/html it says I dont have permission!
Quote:
file owner: root
file group: root
I thought that was me! root that is and how do I change permissions?

Is there some other way to transfer the files

I am running FC 1
there is nothing else on the pc just FC 1

sorry I am a bit of newbie

Thanks Les
 
Old 04-25-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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Did you su to root? In other words, does your shell prompt have a "#"? If your shell prompt is a "$", you need to type the command

su root

Then enter your root password...

Or, are you trying to do these files transfers in a GUI? If you are, then you need to open a superuser (root) file manager...
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:00 AM   #3
lesmond
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Red face

Sorry but where do I type "su root" and how do I open a "superuser (root) file manager"

As I said I am really new to this

Thanks Les
 
Old 04-25-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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Open a terminal and enter
su
password #(you'll need to put the real password)
cp /path/to/floppy/filename /var/www/html
 
  


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