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Old 03-30-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy User needs execute permissions

Im running Redhat 8 that someone else setup and I cant seem to get a user to be able to execute a Word msi from an XP box. Word resides on the linux box and another user/group can execute the msi but the new user I setup cannot. I used KDE to set the permissions for the new user the same as the one that can access and execute the msi and still no go...I put the new user in the group that can access and execute the msi and still no go...what am I doing wrong?

(a very new linux user) squib
Old 03-30-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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Your "word msi" is set eXecutable?

Due a ls -l in the directory of your word msi ...

It will be more helpful
Old 03-31-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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first make sure that the permissions are set to execute, use:
ls -l
also make sure that if you are loading from a disk, make sure that you mount the correct filesystem. For XP it is a does filesystem so mount (if a floppy)
mount -t msdos /dev/fdo/ DIRECTORy
where Directory is the directory to mount the device to.



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