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Old 05-21-2008, 03:02 AM   #1
Jozsa
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Unhappy Installing Permissions;


Recently i bought my ASUS Eee PC and it is my first Linux experience, and im loving it.

I'm looking to install a game onto the PC, although it wont quite fit on the computers tiny internal 4gb Flash Memory, so i would like to install it to an external 8gb USB flash drive.

Basically, i can install to the /home/user/ perfectly (but theres not enough space). However when i select to install to the USB it gave me the following errors;

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q.../snapshot1.png
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q.../snapshot2.png
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q.../snapshot3.png

I've tried many things so far, including changing permissions and ownership of the USB drive.

sudo chmod -R /home/user/cj/ (cj is the USB's name)

This successfully changes permissions recursively for the USB and all subfolders and files, however i makes no difference on the install.

Then i tried;

sudo chown -R /home/user/cj/

This is meant to change the owner of the USB to me, however it tells me i dont have permission to change it.

Any help would be appreciated.




I've already had some minor experiance is permissions as a Virtual Private Network Client (VPN) was in /etc/vpnc/ which i had no permission to, and i needed to put a file into that folder, and i found the following two ways around it;

sudo chmod +rwxrwxrwx /etc/vpnc/

and

sudo mv monash.conf /etc/vpnc/monash.conf





Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Jozsa; 05-21-2008 at 03:05 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:31 AM   #2
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Can you write to the USB drive? Is there a write-protect switch on the USB stick?
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:36 AM   #3
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http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q.../snapshot4.png

Yus. The USB is free to be edited n shiz.

Last edited by Jozsa; 05-21-2008 at 04:27 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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Could you try from the command line creating a folder within your usb root directory, giving that all the read write permissions (chmod 777) and see if you can install to that?
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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What filesystem does it use? - Post "fdisk -l" here. Permissions wont work on win filesystems.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #6
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did you try single user mode, as suggested? what's the fs type of the drive? the problem might be with sudo. for systemwide installation change to root. re-run the program, as the error message suggested as well.

good luck, vadkutya
 
Old 05-22-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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I have given up on it

but just for interest or if you think you can help me, here is another forum with the same thread that i made;
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...rmissions.html

Its got more info on it than this thread.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 04:10 AM   #8
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I now suspect that problem is probably nothing to do with permissions on the USB drive.

Are you installing this as root ar as user.

If you are installing multi-user mode you will probably have to do it as root. If single user mode you might be able to do it as user.
 
  


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