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Old 12-20-2009, 01:10 PM   #1
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Permissions problem with SMB mount SLES 10


Hello all,

I am having trouble understanding why I cannot make changes to a folder (or its files) even as root. The folder is actually located on an smb mount on a Windows box; if I log into the Windows box I can change the file there, but not as root on the Linux box (SLES 10). The error I get when trying to save the file is: E212: can't open file for writing. If I do an ls -l on this folder it is owned by root with the permissions one would expect. A df command on Linux console tells me that the folder is mounted and is not read-only.

Is there something special about the permissions because of the Windows box that I am missing? If someone could point me in the right direction I would be most appreciative.

Thanks,
Melinda
 
Old 12-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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What is the name of the file you're trying to save? Just in
case the problem is more of an issue with the underlying
file-system rather than permissions (e.g. a \ or a * in the
name will work for linux' file-systems, but not windows).
 
Old 12-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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Hello all,

I am having trouble understanding why I cannot make changes to a folder (or its files) even as root. The folder is actually located on an smb mount on a Windows box; if I log into the Windows box I can change the file there, but not as root on the Linux box (SLES 10). The error I get when trying to save the file is: E212: can't open file for writing. If I do an ls -l on this folder it is owned by root with the permissions one would expect. A df command on Linux console tells me that the folder is mounted and is not read-only.

Is there something special about the permissions because of the Windows box that I am missing? If someone could point me in the right direction I would be most appreciative.

Thanks,
Melinda
maybe, Windows' share configuration does not allow writing. error does point to this. check the share's permission's on Windows Box.
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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There are two files...one index.html and one test.txt which seem fairly straightforward. I will check the Windows permissions when I get to the office.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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At Ozanbaba's suggestion I checked the file permissions on the Windows side of things and buried deep in the folder config was where I needed to add the user who owned the mount point (as indicated in the fstab file). Thanks so much.
 
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At Ozanbaba's suggestion I checked the file permissions on the Windows side of things and buried deep in the folder config was where I needed to add the user who owned the mount point (as indicated in the fstab file). Thanks so much.
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