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Old 11-15-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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login as owner?!?!?!?


i've been trying ot write files to filesystem but it keeps saying i dont have the nessasary permissions blahblahblah, but im the only user on the computer and i never registerd any other account. I'm really stuck lol.

Also, I downloaded Panda antivirus for linux, and i'm not sure how to install it.
I also downloaded WhatPulse for linux and i'm lost on how to use that too.

Any help would be greatly appriciated!!!

Thanks

Bob
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:07 AM   #2
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Owner is probably root. Root is top admin. Try 'chown-ing' to CHange the OWNer of the file/folder. Man chown to learn it's useage.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:10 AM   #3
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that made no sense..... lol.. can you plz put it in n00b terms?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:19 AM   #4
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lol i know I was rushing through that response. Ok open a terminal and type man chown that will give you instructions for using chown. Chown means CHange OWNer. If you check properties for a file (by right clicking and clicking properties) it will tell who the owner is. It will also tell you the individual permissions for the file. The permissions are read-write-execute. Root should usually have full permissions all the time, but users are denied permission to system files by deafult. That way a newb won't eff things up unless he knows the root password. Login as root to get all the rooty superpowers, but yield them with responsibility my son.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:34 AM   #5
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i logged in as root and tried changing settings for filesystem and it wouldnt lemmie

.... jeebuz im a n00b lol... anyideas?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:52 AM   #6
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When you check properties who does it say is owner? Of course I'm referring to fedora core 2 procedures. If you're using something else make that clear, cuz its probably different for all the distros. Anyway under properties it says who is owner and all the permissions. Are the check boxes grayed out or do they give an error message when you hit ok?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:55 AM   #7
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im using FC3..... lol forgot to metion that

the owner is apparently root, and in my account it just greys out all the boxes. However when i login as root the boxes etc are not greyed in but when i click one i get an error message.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:02 AM   #8
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Does it say its a read-only filesystem or something close? If you are trying to change the permissions to an ntfs filesystem it won't let you. I have that same deal on my two ntfs drives. This is because it's a big no-no to write to ntfs in linux right now (at least for fedora) cuz the driver isn't stable enough yet I suppose.
 
  


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