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Old 09-21-2006, 08:20 AM   #1
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I tried to save on file and it said "Error: <filename> doesn't exist"

Like heck it doesn't exist -- I'm looking right at it. Is this just a permissions thing? I found out my flash-drive was mounted read-only (another thing I'm dealing with...)

Any thoughts?
Old 09-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #2
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If it is read only, it shouldn't be saying "doesn't exist", but instead opening the file and stating it is in read only mode.

You might want to try "stat"-ing your mountpoint for the flash drive, because you may have it mounted as root only. In which case, try mounting with the "-o users" switch.
Old 09-22-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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I found another solution: switch to Ubuntu. All the problems I had in MEPIS have disappeared -- I was using an old release that contained a lot of unstable stuff.

Just to clarify: the issue was when creating a new spreadsheet and trying to save it.




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