Ubuntu :: All Files Changed Permissions To Read Only - Wont Change Back
Feb 2, 2010
Something has changed all my file permissions to read only and when I try and change them back it wont let me. Is there something I can do i Nautilus to correct it?
It even effects the waste basket-all the stuff in there is now read only and when I delete items I get a file operations window, which comes and then goes like its deleted them, but they re still in the waste basket, doesnt show an error message like it does if I try and move any other file.
the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?
Had to restart following an extract crash, and upon restarting, much of my theme, including all my icons had changed. Prior to this I was using the Awoken Icon Set. I've gone through and rerun the Awoken Customization script, but no luck. Simply trying to change my theme, and icons in the theme manager doesn't work either.
I've already formatted it 3 times, it works for 1 try then it turns read Only again. I'm looking for a fix that doesn't make me delete everything before I want to use it, because this is getting ridiculous.
Going into further detail: Randomly when sticking the USB into the PSP the console/computer chooses that it's READ ONLY and you can't change anything in permissions.
Generally, I LOVE Ubuntu 10.04...best Ubuntu yet, IMO. But there's this one thing about it that really bugs me, and that is that all executable files on CD/DVD are set with very restricted permissions, including the 'Allow executing file as program' checkbox being left blank. Since CD/DVD's are read-only, I can't change these permissions the normal way or even just execute the files as root!
So far I've been able to get by with just copying the disk's contents to the hard drive and then running the program with altered permissions from there, but right now I want to install Unreal Tournament 2004 (the DVD version, if that makes any difference) and its Linux installer will not function properly from a local directory, so I'm stuck on this one.
Surely there's some way to alter the permissions for a read-only filesystem! Can't I just set system-wide permissions that would even apply to CD's and DVD's?
I am trying to get my Multimedia player to work with Ubuntu I can't have access to it because it said that it is read only. I have got to gksudo and tried to change the permission on it but can't. The player works fine on a windows computer. All my other usb devices work fine I was able to change permission in the folders but not the drive.
I have a file server running 10.04. I have a user that belongs to 2 groups (users is the primary and IT is the secondary). I have permissions set up so that this user and other users that belong to the IT groups can read/write files and others have no permissions whatsoever. I have also set the umask to 0007 so that any files created have the effective permissions. My concern is this: since my primary group is users, is it possible for me to create files with the owner group IT for only this specific folder?
PI'm trying to write a script to list all open ports in the MINIUNPND chain in iptables and use the procotol, port and destination ip to open ports on another router using upnpc.Here is the output of iptables -L MINIUPNPD
I've been using Ubuntu for a few years and I am having issues trying to load .jar files and .exe files in Wine. I keep getting an error message that says my computer doesn't have permission to load these files. I've done some research and found people saying to enable the file as executable in the files properties, to enable executable in the permissions folder, and to allow source code on the Ubuntu Software screen, but whenever I try to check these boxes, they immediately revert to having a line through them instead. I remember when I was running Ubuntu a few years ago I was able to completely disable this restriction in terminal, but I can't remember what I did.
After burning files to DVD+RW, the owner is changed to root, and all permissions are read only. I want to periodically open these files, update them, and save to the DVD again, but I no longer have permission and cannot change the permissions since I am no longer the owner. I tried sudo commands, but get responses "Read only file system". I have erased and reformatted the DVD and started over but get the same results. I have Ubuntu 9.04, and have tried Brasero and Nautilus and get the same problem. Am I using the wrong kind of DVD/CD?
I've just read that I can't change the file permissions of files and folders if they are sitting in what was my old Windows D: drive. Is this correct? If so what is the work-around?
I don't want to have to cut and paste that entire D: drive's contents over to a recognised Ubuntu folder. I had in my mind that this D drive would continue to be my data dumping ground, to which I need read/write access to.
I just installed Karmic, but I can't copy an old user's home folder (/home/oldusername/) because everything is owned by root.I read but I'm concerned about messing up the system or the files in that old user's folder.So, how do I adjust the permissions of the files in /home/oldusername so that I can use openssh to copy them over my home network to my other computer? I have the ssh part figured out, but the files will not copy to the laptop due to permissions.
So i pulled some files off my buddy's computer via my wireless home network, i can access them but in the permission tab the owner is "nobody" so i can move the files. How can i change the permissions to enable me to move the files?
I have a NFS shared directory between two linux machines, one with RedHat3 and one with CentOS 5.4.On the CentOS 5.4 machine I have InfoBright installed. In that directory, I want to create files with InfoBright and then to select from them with MySQL on the RedHat3 machine.The problem is that InfoBright creates files with 660 permissions and mysql with 666, and I cannot SELECT from any file due to the fact that is not "readable by all"(this is the actual error). I can change the permissions manually, but I need them to be created with 666 permissions, so that I can import them automatically on the other side with a script.Is there any way to change the permissions of the InfoBright created files?
I would like to change the permissions for a directory and all files inside the directory how do I do this? The website is located only on my local network so I am not worried about security. Also what would be the optimal permissions for running wordpress.
I have a Qnap 219p NAS to which I have connected a USB external harddrive. I can access the external harddrive from my windows box using the network share, but at first i couldn't access the folders. The permissions set in the NAS GUI for the external drive is correct and are identical to the permissions set to the 2 internal drives.
I ssh'ed to the nas and used 'chmod -R 770 /share/external/sds1' - this granted me access to the folders, and some files. I can open all files in the root, but if I go just 2 folders 'deeper', i can't open the files in this folder, and in the folders after that.
In ssh, if i navigate to the folder wher I cannot open the files and use 'ls -l', i can see that the permissions (770) hasn't been applied to these files. How can I get chmod to apply the 770 permission to all files, folders, subfolders and files in subfolders etc., without having to chmod every folder one by one?
I work with this travel company that host sites for different agents. They have ALL the sites in one directory and each site has its own search.php file. How can I locate, and change all the search.php files permissions to 644 in one shot? Is this possible maybe with the find command? I read the man page for this but I am not sure how to write out the command.
I'm a new Ubuntu user, I just installed Ubuntu today and I'm loving it. But this issue has been driving me nuts all day, I've searched for hours for something like this and all posts were about external hard drives. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my MBP 13" then dual booted into Ubuntu. I can mount and access my MBP hard drive, but when it comes to the Mac home user files, I don't have permission to even READ.
How can I change that? I tried doing so by dual booting into Mac and changing the folder permissions and also making them shared folders but nothing worked.
I recently got a T-Mobile Tap and I've been trying to connect it via USB to my laptop running Lucid.When I open up the icon that shows up on my desktop after connecting it, I can't run the setup files inside. It says: The file '/media/HUAWEI/checksetup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.When I try to change the permissions from ready only, I get: Sorry, could not change the permissions of"checksetup.exe": Error setting permissions: Read-only file systemCan I tried calling T-Mobile but they said they don't troubleshoot with Linux. They said it's an "older operating system".
I've made a really critical and simple mistake and now I am trying to recover my computer. I accidentally logged into root and was trying to change permissions for the current directory with "." but instead used a "/" which started changing permissions of everything from / recursively. I quickly realized the mistake I made after it started and aborted the process by pressing ctrl+C. However I know many things are still not right because, even though I tried to reboot and change the permissions back to 0755 from the recovery mode root console. I still get errors when gnome tries to start..Here is the exact error I am getting. "There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256". I'm pretty sure because of the way I aborted or because of the time the filesystem was running with 644 permissions, some amount of damage was done. Any way to recover it to normal? Or is there a way to recover it from the Ubuntu CD?
I have an NFS server on Windose Server 2003. I use it to back my Linux/Solaris databases up to. I mounted the NFS share on the Linux box. I was testing the permissions to it, and accidentally did a chown sybase:sybase /OLBackupOLBackup is the root directory of the NFS share. When I did the chown command, it changed the permissions on the share. Now it seems that linux is controlling the permissions. In windose I cant add users/groups. How can I remove Linux from owning the permissions. Im not sure if this is a windose issue or a linux issue, but figured I would start asking here first.
just be aware of this in 13.0 and previous, assigned user numbers begin at 500 by default. in 13.37, they begin at 1000. this is especially important if you have a separate drive or partition mounted as /home and you want to keep your /home data under the same user name while migrating to 13.37 (and like me are keeping a dual boot while making the transition).