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Old 08-08-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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problem in creating files

I am unable to create files in some folders like /net and /misc even though
I am root and the folder permissions have been set to 777. The disk also has a lot of space since df -h shows some 2.2 Gb free.
When i do "touch temp" , i get the error "Permission Denied"

Can anyone tell me how this error can be rectified?

Thank You.
Old 08-08-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Post the output of

df -h
an ls -l that shows the troublesome directories (not their contents, *them*)
whoami (just checking--you'd be surprised how often I make trivial mistakes)
touch --version

I also urge you to read `Smart Questions' by ESR. Pay attention to the part about selecting a title--I think "touch <anything> - permission denied" would be more descriptive (i.e. better).

hth --Jonas
Old 08-08-2005, 02:57 PM   #3
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I'm having the exact same problem with a Japanese customer that I am trying to remotely provide support for. The problem is showing up in the /usr/sbin directory for me (I am trying to install a new version of some software and want to rename the old version as a fallback contingency)

I'm root (have "ssh"ed into the remote system, so should be no problem with permissions), and the filesystem is definitely read/write.

If anyone has any idea what could be going on, please post. I don't know of any permissions that would block root from doing stuff...

Old 08-08-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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Strangely enough I had the same type of predicament on my system when it was formated in Reiser. Ext3 however does not present the same problem.


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