I guess I didnt make myself clear. I am a regular unix user and the magical wand of the "administrator" has been thrust upon me. I did not boot the system myself but using it to install some software.
I am installing a software but I get a permission denied warning on /usr/local/sbin. The mount command gives the following output
/dev/hda1 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/hda5 on /u1 type ext2 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
pid479) on /net type nfs (intr,rw,port=1023,timeo=8,retrans=110,indirect
milou:/u1/local on /.automount/milou/root/u1/local type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00
lutece:/home on /.automount/lutece/root/home type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000004
lutece:/usr1 on /.automount/lutece/root/usr1 type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000005
lutece:/usr2 on /.automount/lutece/root/usr2 type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000006
lutece:/usr3 on /.automount/lutece/root/usr3 type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000007
lutece:/usr4 on /.automount/lutece/root/usr4 type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000008
lutece:/usr5 on /.automount/lutece/root/usr5 type nfs (nosuid,nodev,dev=00000009
I dont see the mount point for /usr but since I am getting the permission denied warning, I assume it does not have rw access. And I do have root permissions. I guess chmod is overridden by the mount permissions.