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Old 07-01-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Downloading files into root or write files to root

I would like to know how to write and/or download files to root in Fedora 5. Even as I am longed in as root it tells me "You do not have permissions to write to this folder."

I have worked on this a bit now and I feel I will be pulling my hair out soon.

Thank you for the help!
Old 07-01-2006, 11:46 PM   #2
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how are you logging in as root?
Old 07-01-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Did you login directly with user 'root' or use the 'su' command? If you used 'su' remember to put the hyphen '-' after su. This makes sure that the login scripts for the target user are read.

Type 'id' and see whether your uid and gid have a value of 0.

Type the 'mount' command without argumaents to see if the root partition '/' is mounted 'ro' or 'rw'. To perform a write operation it needs to be mounted read-write (rw).

If you are logged in as a different user, you will be limited to downloading files to your $HOME, /tmp, /usr/tmp directories.


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