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Old 09-06-2003, 02:47 AM   #1
messenjah
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Accessing slack partitions from other distros


Ok, i know i already posted something about this, but now i've looked at a few other distros, and there's something similiar between all of them: they can't read the same parts of my /home slack partition. I've tried Red Hat 9, Lycoris Amethyst 2, and Knoppix 3.2, and they all cannot access certain directories or certain files on my slack partition. Is there something weird about slack partitions that make them so that they do stuff like this?? On Red Hat and Lycoris i am mounting it by typing

mount -t ext3 /dev/hde6 /mnt/hd

on Knoppix it's automatically mounting it.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 03:39 AM   #2
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Should be able to read any part of the partition, it might just be rights that is your problem...

Could also be that the device doesn't contain all the data, maybe different directories are on different partiitions, or symlinked elsewhere.

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Old 09-06-2003, 04:50 AM   #3
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I think that MasterC is correct. You have to have rights to open the directories,et al, and so without rights some parts of the partition will not be accessible.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
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The permissions on the files that can't be read are rwxr--r--, that should allow them to be seen by everyone right? And i'm pretty sure they're all on the same partition, i partitioned the drive myself and put /home on /dev/hde6, so it should all be on there. It's the weirdest thing, some of the directories are even showing up as files in the other systems, they aren't even marked as directories. Do you think there's something wrong the like the file tables? It is a journaled system, do you think there's something weird about the journal or something?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 04:39 AM   #5
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That's really very little for us to go on still. rwx... is just the perms, there's a letter before that'd be helpful, and then you have different perms to actually display contents/read a directory's listing than you do to read a file, same with entering a directory. That's why I'm still leaning towards permissions, but can't really say 'What' because there is too little to even speculate with, so far.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
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You could always try ?

chmod -R 777 /mnt/slackware/home/.............

ie recursively chmod through all subdirectories in the directory tree you want access to.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 03:01 PM   #7
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Whoa, I'd have to say nah. Simply because recursive chmod's of 777 are about the last thing anyone should do, especially on a location that needs a bit of security to keep people where they should or shouldn't be.

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