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Old 12-02-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
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Changing permissions in 9.2


How do I change perrmissions in 9.2? I remember in 9.1 there was a superuser filemanager, but I can't seem to find one in 9.2. How can I get it so that my user can change permissions? I added me to the root group....
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:24 PM   #2
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chmod changes the read/write/execute permissions

man chmod for options

chown is for changing ownership

man chown
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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*sniffs* I don't really want to use chmod. I just want to use a graphical browser. I was able to do that before....
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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conquer the command line

it's really a good skill to have,
what happens when you need to operate on a file and there is no gui available?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:35 AM   #5
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I never really tried just using the GUI. You really need to know command line. Its really not
that hard to get the hang of it. Start with the basics and move forward. The real power of the os can be realized by lerning some command line.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:41 AM   #6
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I know you change permissions with chmod, but on my system i have to NTFS partitions and I can't reach them as normal user, so I did chmod 550 /mnt/ntfs1 and it didn't work. It said that ntfs was only readable and the partitions stayed on 500, wich is very anoying since all my stuff is on those partitions. any clue how to change this stuff?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:04 AM   #7
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this is something else... you have to change your /etc/fstab...
Youre problem is a problem about mounting the drive, not about simple write permissions.

there probably is a line about your ntfs partition. You have to change some (I don't remember wich but more info: 'man fstab') options.

There also is a graphical tool in the mandrake control center. Click on hardDrake then on the HD en then there has to be a button on your right (config or something)....
then you click on the partition, go to expert modus and click on options. It are basically the same options as in the man page, but with some explanation.

Oh also make sure you have read permissions on the directory were the drive is mounted to. I don't think you can write to a ntfs partition, but I didn't try anymore since Debian 3.0rc1 came out so things can have changed since then .

greetz and sXs,
elluva
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:05 AM   #8
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One solution is to open a console, type kdesu konqueror and a file manager will open running as root. Be careful when using it, but it will do what you want, assuming you are using KDE, of course.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:48 AM   #9
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I found a link that might be usefull: http://freshmeat.net/projects/captive
this makes it possible to write to your ntfs partition...

greetz,
elluva
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:24 AM   #10
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The kernel is set up by default not to be able to write to NTFS partitions. That is because writing to an ntfs partition (on the same drive) is very dangerous. It usually leads to corrupt data that isn't reasable to either os. I assume you are using a dual boot system. I use this on my laptop. I keep XP in an NTFS partition and MDK in an EXT3 partition. All data however is in Fat32. This is so both os's can read and write to the data partition.

If you are talking about a network share, then you have to have permisions to change (full control) for the partition you're accessing.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:26 AM   #11
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Superuser file manager

Yes, I also used superuser file manager when develping some php stuff in Mdk9.1

Go to this thread to set up file manager in Mdk9.2

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=112550
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:31 AM   #12
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Yes! That topic worked! I wonder why I didn't find it when I searched....

I agree that I need to learn the command line, but I don't like having to fight it when I have stuff that I need to get done. So, eventually I will learn it. But, I do think that for Linux to ever take off and seriously challenge windows a newbie like me shouldn't have to use the command line.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:37 AM   #13
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Although it is through, we cannot lose the command line. This is a far to powerfull instrument.

You will cripple the system if the command line disappears.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 10:21 AM   #14
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True, but they command line should be for advanced users. Not newbies. If I bought my first computer and had to learn the command line right away, I prolly would go to windows instead of linux....
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:23 PM   #15
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That's funny because I learned Linux the opposite way. I learned the command line first then the gui method. I worked for an ISP that had bind servers on red hat 5 and I inherited them without ever being exposed to linux before. I had an "interesting time". By the time they went under (dot com bust) I had the magority of the ISp on redhat and mandrake. it was one of the best jobs I've had in this business so far.(i still miss it)
 
  


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