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Old 10-23-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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symbolic link question


Here's what i do:

root@localhost#ln -s foo.c foolink
inappropriate ioctl for device while reading flags: Operation not permitted

Why am i not allowed to make a symbolic link? Could this have something to do with the attributes of the partition - in my case hda6 of type ext2? How can I see what are the present attributes of hda6? How and to what should i change them? Is this the problem at all?

Thanx everyone, who tries to help!
 
Old 10-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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If it is really ext2 it shouldn't be a problem.
Can you please paste the output of this:
Code:
mount
Greetings,
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Originally posted by blindcoder

Can you please paste the output of this:
Code:
mount
Sure! Here it is:

Code:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 on /mnt/windows type vfat (rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
none on /mnt/hd type supermount (rw,dev=/dev/hdb1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1)
And I'm trying make a symb. link in /mnt/windows (nothing to do with windows -- it's just the name) and I get:

ln: Creating a symbolic link ...:Operation not permitted
 
Old 10-24-2005, 03:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by vpv
Code:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part6 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620)
none on /mnt/floppy type supermount (rw,sync,dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0)
XXX /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 on /mnt/windows type vfat (rw,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0) XXX
none on /mnt/hd type supermount (rw,dev=/dev/hdb1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1)
And I'm trying make a symb. link in /mnt/windows (nothing to do with windows -- it's just the name) and I get:

ln: Creating a symbolic link ...:Operation not permitted
There you are: vfat doesn't support symbolic links. Actually, none of the MS filesystems do.

Greetings,
Benjamin
 
Old 10-25-2005, 02:12 AM   #5
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Heey, thanx very much! So that was it - vfat. Well, one more question then:

Can I change /mnt/windows from vfat to ext2 or ext3 without loosing my data?

Thank you!

Regards,

vpv
 
Old 10-25-2005, 02:21 AM   #6
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Can I change /mnt/windows from vfat to ext2 or ext3 without loosing my data?
Not on-the-fly, no. You have to copy the data somewhere, then create the filesystem and then copy the data back.

Greetings,
Benjamin
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:02 AM   #7
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Ok - I got it! Thank you very much for the help!


Greetings,

vpv
 
  


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