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Old 03-13-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
Thewyzewun
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Permission denied as Root!


I'm trying to set up my Alcatel Speedtouch modem since I can't afford a new modem, but I'll try and just state my question now:

Say i've just booted into runlevel 2.

I type:
cd /root
./startadsl

and it replies:

bash: ./startadsl : Permission denied


I know I'm logged in as root because my command line is: root@tty4[root]#


Ive also tried: ls -l startadsl
and I own the file
and: chmod -rxw startadsl
Which seems to run fine since it doesn't throw up any arguments, so now I don't know what to try!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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chmod -rxw startadsl
will actually remove read, write and execute permissions...you're looking for:
Code:
chmod +x startadsl
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
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Hi, im not 2 sure about the permission problem, try messing with chmod a bit maybe? Anyway, if you are using a speedtouch adsl modem, you can probably program it to be a router. This way you your modem dials up for you, and it acts as a firewall. You can use DHCP, and all your setting (ip etc..) will be automatic. This page showed me how to do it with my modem: http://www.weethet.nl/english/adsl_m...lcatelhack.php . Best of luck

Hendrik
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Komakino
chmod -rxw startadsl
will actually remove read, write and execute permissions...you're looking for:
Code:
chmod +x startadsl
Oops hehe, now I'm getting the error "No such file or directory" (when i type: ./startadsl) so I'm making progress!


Quote:
Originally posted by h3ndrik
Hi, im not 2 sure about the permission problem, try messing with chmod a bit maybe? Anyway, if you are using a speedtouch adsl modem, you can probably program it to be a router. This way you your modem dials up for you, and it acts as a firewall. You can use DHCP, and all your setting (ip etc..) will be automatic. This page showed me how to do it with my modem: http://www.weethet.nl/english/adsl_m...lcatelhack.php . Best of luck

Hendrik
Looked great, then I realized it was for the Analogue or ISDN version of the modem (mines USB - I didn't mention that above) thanks anyway, wonder what other hardware I could hack (and btw it says on that guys site that the place he got the hack isn't there no more, has he never seen www.archive.org's store of almost every page ever to see the light of day?? (People are constantly amazed by that site when I show it to them!)

I think I'll go hunt out a detailed Speedtouch howto, I was hoping this would do the job: http://www.knoppix-std.org/forum/vie...hlight=alcatel but I've run into problems methinks
 
  


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