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Old 05-21-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
locust100473
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Permissions problem on different file system


I have installed a hard drive from an old computer into my new computer. This old hard drive has Redhat Linux installed on it. It is running as the slave drive. My master drive is a DVD/ROM drive and it's running a xubuntu "live" CD.

The reason I am booting from the DVD/ROM drive is because I can't boot from the hard drive. I think it may be corrupted...it's just not booting off of that drive for whatever reason. When I boot up off of that drive I get the following:

LI
LI
LI
LI

And it just keeps printing that to the screen. There is actually a new line printing after each LI. Anyhow, if someone happens to know what that is, please direct me to where I can get some more info and help on solving that.

So, back to the current issue...

From the ide I can select and actually get onto the old hard drive. But, I can't access the directory on the old hard drive that I need because I don't have the permissions.

So, how can I do this?

Thanks.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by locust100473
I have installed a hard drive from an old computer into my new computer. This old hard drive has Redhat Linux installed on it. It is running as the slave drive. My master drive is a DVD/ROM drive and it's running a xubuntu "live" CD.

The reason I am booting from the DVD/ROM drive is because I can't boot from the hard drive. I think it may be corrupted...it's just not booting off of that drive for whatever reason. When I boot up off of that drive I get the following:

LI
LI
LI
LI

And it just keeps printing that to the screen. There is actually a new line printing after each LI. Anyhow, if someone happens to know what that is, please direct me to where I can get some more info and help on solving that.

So, back to the current issue...

From the ide I can select and actually get onto the old hard drive. But, I can't access the directory on the old hard drive that I need because I don't have the permissions.

So, how can I do this?

Thanks.
Post your /etc/fstab.And fdisk -l

Last edited by Pumalite; 05-21-2007 at 08:56 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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etc/fstab:
unionfs / unionfs rw 0 0
tmpfs / tmp tmpfs nosuid, nodev 0 0
/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

I'm not sure how to list the device I need to feed fdisk.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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I have solved the problem! I switched to super user! Like Duh?!
 
Old 05-22-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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etc/fstab:
unionfs / unionfs rw 0 0
tmpfs / tmp tmpfs nosuid, nodev 0 0
/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

I'm not sure how to list the device I need to feed fdisk.
In the terminal or konsole, as root type fdisk
/dev/sda6

Last edited by Pumalite; 05-22-2007 at 04:17 PM.
 
  


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