I want to either extend the size of my guest partition or figure out how to copy stuff from the guest partition to my normal
(Because of some other problems I can only run
Xorg as guest, but I can log into virtual console as myself or root.)
Here's the motivation: I want to torrent a large file. It's larger than my guest filesystem. But I have plenty of space on my real drive, I just can't log into it graphically.
So I tried to set up a "pipe" to get the file out of the tmpfs. I did:
su -u myself #catch mkdir ~/receiver_dir sudo su cd /tmp/guest-lkj567UIO/ #throw ln -s mario_pipe /home/myself/receiver_dir chown -R guest-lkj567UIO /home/myself/receiver_dir chown -R guest-lkj567UIO /tmp/guest-lkj567UIO/mario_pipe chmod -R a+rw /home/myself/receiver_dir chmod -R a+rw /tmp/guest-lkj567UIO/mario_pipe su -u guest-lkj567UIO cd /tmp/guest-lkj567UIO cd mario_pipe touch something #success!
However, when I try to torrent to
/tmp/guest-lkj567UIO/mario_pipe, Transmission says I don't have write permissions. But it looks like I just wrote there? And that everybody (
a+rw) can write there in fact?
Maybe this indicates I don't actually understand
chmod but nothing from their
man pages pops out.