I just got a 1.5 terrabyte Western Digital My Book 1110 external usb 2 drive. I used Gparted to reformat the drive to ext3. The problem I have is I can't change the file permissions for the drive because it says the drive is owned by root. I can't back up my files into the drive because it won't allow me to. I am using Jaunty Jackalope and got this drive to back up my files so I can feel comfortable in upgrading to Karmic Koala in case there are major problems with the upgrade.
I know someone out there in the community can tell me the commands to use in the terminal to let me gain ownership of this external drive from root so I can copy my files into it. the entire drive itself is seen as /dev/sdb One meg of the drive is unallocated and the part of the drive that I reformated is seen as /dev/sdb1 my personal files are owned by the name of dave
I recently got a new external drive and backed all my files up on the new external: movies, music, docs, etc. Now all my files have permission rights to the root only. I was able to change this by open up nautilis from a terminal in root and change the permission on the whole drive to my current user so I can access the files, copy & delete the files. I wanted to change some music file information in Kynamo this morning and was not able to since all the individual files still belong to the root. How can I change this permission issue without having to change each individual file?
i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error.not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode
Is It possible to change a process running in root-user to non-root-user by setting suid / uid / euid / gid etc... I so please instruct how, when and wat to set in order to change a process running in root-user to non-root user
I have to develop a php script, that acts as a man-in-the middle for a db-like-software and a webshop. This should run on a server within a DMZ, behind two firewalls, that should filter every request from other sources, than the eshop, and any other protocol than HTTPS. This server is a debian-machine, with a apache 2.2 and php 5.3. I've installed apache and php without any problems, installed openssl, generated a certificat and installed it. I tested the connection successfully. The eshop-server can connect to the server inside the DMZ without problems and receives a correct answer.
The db-like-software (called "netbasic") generates a csv-file in a fixed directory. this csv-fils has an owner called "netbasic". The file-access-rights are: -rwxr--r-- (I've some problems to interpret this. I know, r stands for read and w for write, x for both and the order is for different usergroups). My problem is now, that my php-script tries to read the file (successfull), generates output (successfull) and then deletes the file (failed -> permission denied). I figured out, that the problem is, that apache (or, I don't know, just php) don't runs as root and has therefore no write-permission. Because the server is already secured with the firewalls, we, my workmates and me, don't see a problem, to change the apache-user to root. but I don't know how this is done and don't know, what to search for.
Does anyone know how to change the primary group on a user without changing the password? I've tried updating the /etc/passwd and running usermod -g group userBoth of those does change the group but somehow it messes up the password so the user cannot get in with the same password.
i have inherited a mixed bag of sorts: several xp users updating an access mdb with the BE on a lamp stack shared via samba. i have a backup device which gets mounted at: /media/disk... each client record (has) a folder by the companyname on the samba share, and all relative documents are placed there. when the backup script runs, it just copies newer or missing files.
someone has been renaming folders, and not matching the folder name to the related companyname from the mdb. so...the backup script captures and duplicates the data in the renamed folders. some client records also have periods in the name (not required from a data pov), such as 'Company Ltd.' instead of 'Company Ltd'. i can produce a list of company names as the folders should be found easily enough, but get a little stuck with the linux scripting.
i can easily remove and further prevent any unwanted punctuation in the company name on the client record, and create the correct folder name on the samba share with vba, but would also like to:
-for each 'client activity' folder on the backup device -rename the folder by removing punctuation marks or -delete the folder if is a dupe
i tried: ls -al | grep '&' - it properly returns only those lines with an ampersand in the folder name, but returns all folders when i try that with a '.'.
what would be the easiest method to do the renaming? i thought if there was a way to change ownership of the mounted device, then the vba code (easy to write) would be simple.
OK - i just ran chown -R on the external device, changing ownership to (me) instead of root. didn't want to because it took too long, but can now use the MoveFolder method of the filesystemobject from my app to do the renaming instead of some sort of bash script (which i was dreading).
created a user but i forgot to change the home directory permission.so after user created when i go to the user and group mangement i cant see that permission filed related to the home permission directory.my purpose is to stop accessing other user to my home directory,how it can be possible??
I installed arch on to my dell (8250) p4 and everything went great until my log in window came up I tried logging and it would not except my user name or password. I was able to get in on root and made sure the user name password was valid and it was! No matter what name / password I add with full access it will only see root
Basically I have a USB flash drive currently formatted under vfat. I can log in as root and the system automatically picks it up and automounts the drive successfully. What needs to happen is that a non-root user needs to be able write to this device while root has mounted this device. Due to other program constraints, I can not mount the device using another user so I have to do it with root.
So, i've a little question. I have a Linux Red Hat 5.1 System wich has a programm that needs to be started as a user -> usera .When i reboot the server, how can i make it possible to run a command in the shell as usera user?Someone told me, that this is not possible to make an autostart entry because this works only with the root account?!What i want its simple.- Command -> startprg need's to be started as user usera automatically after an automated reboot of the red hat linux
Im trying to run this program and they say I should not run it as root but as a diff user. how to change from root to dif.user. I am using linux CentOS 5.5. Is it a terminal command? How do i create a diff user and log in as it?
Im doing a security based project in linux platform(ubuntu). When i try to modify some properties in ubuntu it is showing as "permission denied". I have only one password which i created when installing ubuntu.But using tat password i cant login as root. How to make login as a root user?
I'm using Debian Squeeze, and I need to give to my gui user (the gnome user I think its called) root permission, I mean, I want to explore, read and write anything I want using my GUI user, how can I do it?
Whenever I create, move or copy into the httpdocs (host envio based on plesk installation)My FTP user privileges go wacky. For instance I could not delete, rename or upload anything to the directory I created as root in ssh.
i want to install a software in my linux machine staying in another user that i have created .It is asking for root access for some command to be execute during installation process.when I am trying to execute "sudo -s" its showing " is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.".what next will i do.I am in my ubuntu machine.
For a user on a Linux host, I need to make everything inaccessible besides his home directory. I have heard that this is usually done by changing the root directory for the user (and setting it to the user's home directory), however I couldn't find the way to do it.
I thought about the chroot command, but it seems it just runs the specified command, considering the specified directory as the root directory. So it seems chroot is not what i need. So my question is: what is the command which changes the user's root directory?
I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS x64. I would like to backup my /var/lib/mysql directory as a non-root user.
I have been backing this up using cron as the root user, but another admin in my company insists that we create a separate user to perform this task for security reasons. I have created a user, created a group, added the user to the group, but still cannot access /var/lib/mysql/mysql directory as that user. I would like that user to have +rx access only.
1. Log in as the root user. 2. I have created a file with name "reminder" in /root directory. 3. Create a /etc/cron.daily directory. Add a file called "taxrem", which reads a text file from home directory, so write a command in the "taxrem" : "cat ~/reminder" 4. Add command to /etc/crontab file. Based on the conditions I want, such as : 5 13 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
There is no entry in the cron.deny file. Still I have not get any response on that scheduled time.