Originally Posted by albertgonzo
I need to get rid of linux and perform a clean new install...so far everything i use and up to formatting still linux is there.....
what im trying to do is get rid of infected /proc ....ive tried ,su commands ,chmod 777 /proc -tells me "operation not permitted"
ive tried shred, operation not permitted anything i try it comes down to permission denied...I JUST WANT TO GET RID OF THESE DIRECTORIES AND FILES...!!! So I can run a clean install ....ubuntu rescue,dont work trinity rescue dont work, HBCD dont work fdisk ,dont work ...i get these error messages ..that i know are bullshit and i cant edit the clamav..which you need to do because it wont save...."cant open file to write" my debian download manager dont work anymore, my bug reporter dont work my AIDE Package to track files and report changes (nope)..access denied wont install my nautilus is gone . had the cool sudo thing..tried to use sudo says im not in the sudoers file...i cant edit it because i dont have the permissions..im the only person who uses this computer..i try to download zap.exe to clean the drive but i get error 404 even when i try to upload files for debugging inspection /proc stays busy and doesnt open up i goto a file i want to edit operation not permitted..sometimes ill chmod it and i go back to file and its..missing cant find it..this linux is moving files around
please help ill even open up my computer to anyone who can access it (tell me how ) and we can do a direct remote or whatever i need someone to look at this.....please no more advice give me answers
Yeah, it sounds like you're a bit frustrated. Perhaps from attempting to tear off a bigger bite than you're really capable of chewing on at this point.
I see some of your problems. You need to separate some roles here. First of all, you're actually NOT the only person using that machine. There are several user accounts, most notably you and the superuser (root), but I won't get into the rest of many of which are daemons, etc.
One of the main issue's you're having is:
1.) Trying to bite off more than you can chew (take baby steps)
2.) confusing the fact that 'you', as an unprivileged user can't perform some system-wide settings that the superuser can - hence, the "sudo".
Even the chmod'ing of files you show above are files belonging to 'root' - meaning, you have to "sudo chmod...", not "chmod", if the files aren't yours to manipulate.
I recommend the following book for you: RUTE
Once you complete that excercise you'll be much more aware of each action you take, want to take, and why or why not - VERY important concepts to command.
And if you're a bit (or totally) frustrated, then just remember that members of many aboriginal or tribal cultures are initially incapable of seeing images in photographs or on television - IOW, it's an acquired skill
You might also want to reconsider trying to work w/ both Debian GNU/Linux AND Gentoo at the same time, for the time being, and get comfortable w/either one or the other until you actually understand UNIX itself. Just my
I hope that helps