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Old 02-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Gentoo Linux Livecd


I am new to LINUX. I downloaded a gentoo linux livecd 2007 and i boot that cd without installing. I want to test a project i want to copy iac-logmon file to /etc/init.d it is unable to copy and showing the error

cp: cannot create regular file `/etc/init.d/iac-logmon':
Permission denied

how can i set permissions to copy and execute the file

and add it to default runlevel.

how to set readonly and write permissions for root directory.

please help me in setting these things.

thanking you

with regards

Old 02-14-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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"New to Linux?"


Ummm..... pick another distro.

Trust me: I've been using Gentoo for years. Great system... love it... but you seek to run before you walk.

Step back from your immediate objective ... put it on the shelf for now ... and study this system called Linux, first.

Please understand that I say this with not-the-slightest-bit of disrespect for you!

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 02-14-2008 at 08:53 PM.
Old 02-14-2008, 09:20 PM   #3
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Hear, Hear! I'll second that sentiment. Try Fedora, CentOS, Knoppix, Kanotix, or PCLinuxOS first. Get your feet wet. Learn command-line operations, as well as application installation from GUI and command-line installation techinques. Give yourself a few months with less demanding distros before you take the dive off the high board.

You'll thank yourself later. Then try Gentoo. That will get you excited.

Then look toward Slackware or Linux From Scratch to really cut your teeth.

(notice from my profile that I haven't made it there yet).

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