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Read only filesystem problem

I created a folder and I did: chmod 777 anotherFolder/ I ran: sudo mount -o loop folder/isoImage.iso anotherFolder/ The permissions of anotherFolder/ changed to "Read Only" and I can not chmod ...
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1answer
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couldn't open output file: Read-only file system

I just installed Ubuntu. My problem is I am attempting to write a log file to home. I am using logcat from a python module called adb. When I attempt the terminal command adb logcat -f <path> I ...
5
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1answer
74 views

What is the significance of permission of `/etc`?

Trying to replicate the problem described in "/etc/profile permission denied!" where OP of the post in her comments mentions the permission string for her /etc directory being drw-r--r--. I issued ...
0
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1answer
121 views

How to access the root account home folder? [closed]

I want to access the root account home folder to delete some files because when I logging to Ubuntu 12.04 it says that no enough memory to write after typing the password. But i can log into guest ...
0
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1answer
120 views

Some image files won't be displayed by Apache, returns 500 error (file ownership/permissions)

I just copied all my files from one Ubuntu server to another, and everything works fine, except that Apache returns a "ERROR 500 - Internal Server Error!" on image files that on the old server was ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Creating folders on an ext2 unjournaled drive

I'm currently trying to create a writeable folder on a ext2 drive. I took a usb drive and formatted it to ext3 using gparted. Then I went into terminal and wrote in sudo mkfs.ext2 -j -I 128 ...
0
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3answers
473 views

Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
0
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1answer
53 views

regarding file copying in ubuntu 12.04

i have to replace my hard disk drive (not a usb type HDD, 500gb) so i have backed up content to some other hardisk (not a usb HDD, 80gb). Then i brought a new HDD also installed ubuntu 12.04 & ...
0
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1answer
99 views

new file default execution permission?

I can't figure out why I don't have execution permissions on files I create by default. I don't think I messed with any Ubuntu permissions, it's pretty default stuff. When doing some research I found ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How to let MySQL (mysqld) to create and write to “/var/run/mysqld” directory?

I really don't understand how all those privileges work in Linuxes. To start MySQL server mysqld program has to write its .pid files to /var/run/mysqld/ directory. But we know from FHS (Filesystem ...
3
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2answers
719 views

chown -R user:user .* changes permissions backwards: is this the correct behaviour?

I got into a lot of trouble when changing the permission of a folder myfolder residing in /. I issued the command sudo chown -R luca:luca /myfolder/.* My intention was to change ownership of all ...
0
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2answers
555 views

How to prevent standard users from accessing other file directory in ubuntu -12-04 desktop? [duplicate]

I need to prevent/restrict standard users from accessing directory like bin,boot,dev,etc,lib,media?
0
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0answers
349 views

“chmod 644 -R /” as root

I did something horrible when i was setting up my dedicated server using Ubuntu Server LTS. When i was setting up a server directory with files in it i wanted full access to the content. So what i ...
0
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0answers
109 views

Dreamweaver CS3 - Ubuntu 12.04 - files problems

Hope you can help me with this problem. I'm running Dreamweaver CS3 in Ubuntu 12.04 and everything is working fine, however, the only thing is not properly working seems to be the filesystem. for ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Access USB Flash drive from Wine

Im trying to use recuva (a file recovery program) on WINE because some files on a corrupt USB Flash drive just did not get restored using PhotoRec for linux. The problem is, I can't select the USB ...
0
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1answer
86 views

“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
1
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1answer
5k views

How to restore the default chown permissions on a directory / file? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64. I wanted to own whole stuff in my home directory. So I executed these two commands. sudo chown -RcH rootkea ~ sudo chown -RcL rootkea ~ Now due to those symbolic ...
0
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1answer
369 views

Unable to transfer files from laptop to USB due to permission error

I am unable to transfer file from my system with Ubuntu 11.10 OS to a USB drivee (Hp 16GB). When I copy files from system and try to paste in USB the paste option gets disable. But the reverse is ...
0
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1answer
395 views

NTFS-3G permissions and inherit fstab flag

I'm trying to user a NTFS filesystem with full ACS's set just like windows. Everything is working fine except the permissions set to created files. Here is my environment: fstab: ...
0
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1answer
280 views

MyISAM problem after moving datadir of a MySQL database

I recently moved my MySQL database data directory from the default location /var/lib/mysql onto a new harddrive located in /media/..UID../mysql, following the steps you can find in several posts. ...
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3answers
3k views

How do I access the file system as a root or owner?

I need to add online store configuration files in file system var/www. but I can't access the file system, because it says that only owner can access it, the owner is root. So, how can I access those ...
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1answer
60 views

Why can't I use a partition?

I converted one of my NTFS partitions to ext4 format with the GParted tool. Now, I can not copy, or create, any files on that partition.
0
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1answer
7k views

Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
2
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0answers
94 views

Does enabling ACLs have an effect on performance?

I'm looking at a web application that needs ACLs enabled. Are there any benchmarks or other documents to show what potential impact ACL does{n't} have when the file system is under heavy load? Also, ...
0
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1answer
567 views

java exception: No such file or directory

I am trying to run a GATE application via jetty web application server in Ubuntu. I am getting java.io.IOException: error=2, No such file or directory because of a particular GATE plugin ...
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1answer
285 views

Why can't I delete a file even though I have write permissions?

The shell session should say everything: I can't delete a file (movie.avi) although I have write permissions. I don't get what the problem is. Have I missed something? confus@homeserver:/home/narur$ ...
3
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2answers
137 views

Best way to put sensitive files on web server and keep them fro being accessible?

I need to put a private key on my web server for use with a php script, so I need the web server to be able to access the file in php script, but not allow users from the outside to be able to access ...
6
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5answers
8k views

What kind of FileSystem do you recommend for USB Flash Drive?

This is a problem I'm having when using Ubuntu: I have two computers that have Ubuntu installed on them (comp1 and comp2). I create a document with Ubuntu on comp1 and then copy the file onto a FAT ...
4
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1answer
1k views

USB devices and Flash disks mount as root instead of the user

After reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 I am facing a strange problem. Anytime I plug in a flash key, Kindle etc., I can see it, but can't write. Owner of the device on say /media/usb0 is root. When I try to ...
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2answers
4k views

Cannot change permission for /var/www/ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: problems with sudo permissions - /var/lib/sudo owned by uid I recently installed Ubuntu Server and put the GUI on so I can get the hang of Linux. However, I can't seem ...
0
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3answers
488 views

Cannot create files except in home partition

On my system I have made 3 partitions except home partition but Ubuntu doesn't let me create or delete any files on those partitions. Even copy and paste options are not available. Using my poor ...
0
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0answers
956 views

Unable to change file permissions due to “read-only file system” message

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 8.1 (alongside OSX in dual boot), and would like to use the web projects from OSX in Ubuntu without having to sync the folders. However, my services are ...
3
votes
2answers
215 views

How can I edit the config files of BlueJ without root permissions?

In school I use ubuntu in my programmers class and we use BlueJ. This IDE is set to german language but I want to have an english IDE because I´m also programming in english. But to achieve this I ...
2
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0answers
286 views

Why don't I have permission to read files on the CD I bought?

I recently bought this book, which came with an accompanying CD. When I try to view the contents of the CD in Ubuntu, I don't have read permission for any of the files. ls -al in the root of the CD ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

Is file permission secured when it transferred from Ubuntu to Windows?

I am having 9GB text file which is encrypted . This file contains some confidential data . Which is on my system(Ubuntu) and my external HDD (ntfs) . This file get daily updated and then encrypted . ...
0
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1answer
435 views

How can I disable access to the File system for a specific user or group?

It is very important for what I am doing now.
0
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1answer
148 views

Enforce file permissions

I have a directory where many users have write access and often the permissions on the directory changes. Is there a tool that lets me monitor the files for changes and enforce a specific file ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How to transfer file permissions from one folder to another?

I did cp -r on a folder (copy), then removed the original. I have a backup with most of the files. How do I restore the permissions of the files & folders on the copy using the backup? It ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

What is the default permission for /var/www?

After upgrading to 12.04, I had to reinstall the LAMP stack. Then I brought all my www project folders from a pen drive to the /var/www folder (using sudo nautilus, and dragging the files in there). ...
4
votes
2answers
13k views

I cannot save php.ini in ubuntu 12.04

I want to change the upload_max_filesize = 2M to 50M, then I started edit on php.ini, but when try to save it, it displays error message below Could not create a backup file while saving ...
10
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8answers
1k views

How can I make a write-only view of a folder?

I want to have a place on the filesystem that presents a write-only "view" of another folder that I have read-write access to. I'm picturing something that's similar in behavior to an FTP drop box, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Changing file permission for NTFS format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to 'chmod' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition? I am trying to change the file/directory permission. But it is not changing either through using command line ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Un-removable /etc/resolv.conf

During an upgrade to 12.04 today I've got an error when running post-install hook for resolvconf package: Setting up resolvconf (1.63ubuntu11) ... resolvconf.postinst: Error: Cannot replace the ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Cannot view the logfile?

I am a beginner. I have managed to install Ubuntu 11.10 and am now satisfied that it seems to be running okay. It would help me learn more to be able to view the logfile but I cannot. What have I ...
3
votes
2answers
12k views

Why can't i paste anything under the /usr/ folder?

I just wanted to install a theme for the start up screen and I have to copy some files over here to /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksplash/Themes/. But the answer i get is: Access denied. Could not write to ...
2
votes
0answers
827 views

Cannot read NTFS partition while in Ubuntu [closed]

(Translation) Hello everyone I am a new user Ubuntu 11.10. I'm experiencing an oddity: a couple of days or so I can not see any data contained on a disk (ntfs file system). The files actually exist, ...
7
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3answers
14k views

How to mount HFS+ drive and ignore permissions

I installed Ubuntu and Windows on my MacBook and Ubuntu is my primary OS; however, all of my media stays on my OSX partition. I want to be able to access it (at least my OSX user's home folder) from ...
1
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1answer
177 views

Have put me out of admin

Installed a new user and then tried to create one with the name root, because sudo nerves. Didnot work and i have learnt in the meantime, this is not possible. I am now unable to login into user ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How do I set the permissions for newly created files?

I have setup apache and php and i work in /var/www so i've changed the permission of this folder owning it from my user and giving all others users read-only access. But when i create new files using ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Changing ownership of home folders

Okay, so I have a bit of a self-created problem. We were running out of space for SVN, so I moved our home folders to a new (much bigger) partition. This seemed to work fine at first, and SVN itself ...