General :: Why Do I Keep Losing Full Permissions

Apr 24, 2011

I am currently running Ubuntu Studio (a variant of Ubuntu 10.10), dual-booted with Windows 7. For convenience's sake, I have three partitions - one for 7, one for Ubuntu, and a third shared partition, for all of my non-OS-specific media, documents and programs. I am using RhythmBox Media Player, and have it pointed at a folder on the shared partition as a music library.

However, every time I boot, I have to re-mount the shared partition, which requires re-entering my login password. In a similar vein, when I'm installing programs in terminal (doing 'sudo apt-get install [x]'), I have to re-enter my password each time I do a sudo command. Is there any way to keep super-user permissions until I choose to drop them myself? Better yet, can I make it so that logging in as the admin account automatically instates super-user privileges?

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How can I format a USB hard drive to ext3/ext4 or whatever file format and have full permission to read, write and execute all files afterwards? When using the command line (as ROOT of course) mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb? Restricts the rights to ROOT as does the procedure gParted. The man mkfs did not help much. Configuring the fstab- file is a bit of a hassle, so it would be nice, if there was an option to set the permissions "correctly" right from the beginning. Setting Ubuntu (I'm using Ubuntu 9.10) up, so that it mounts USB devices not as ROOT as default but giving all users all permissions seems to be really complicated, as a guy from my local LUG told me.

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Jul 8, 2011

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 laptop that I use to connect to a Windows 7 server. Everything was working fine until the hard drive on the server crashed and it was replaced with a backup. Now I intermittently lose access to the shares with Nautilus giving me the following message:

"The folder contents could not be displayed.You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of Folder"

When I look at the mount points in terminal I see the following:

drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2011-07-08 13:12 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 2011-05-03 11:17 ..
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? Folder

Where Folder is the mount point.My fstab looks like this, although I must point out that I have tried virtually every possible permutation with no change.

// /media/Folder cifs rw,_netdev,iocharset=utf8,credentials=/root/smb/credentials,uid=1000,gid=1000,noperm,file_mode=077 7,dir_mode=0777,sign 0 0

Sometimes the permissions will revert back by themselves, sometimes I need to umount and mount to get back in.I have tried deleting and recreating the mount points. No change.It is driving me up the wall, I have tried everything I can think of, installing/uninstalling winbind, the fuse modules etc etc. I use this machine as a production machine in a heterogeneous environment and everything works awesomely except for this. I love Ubuntu, I can't even think of booting Windoze these days but not being able to access the network shares is a right show-stopper for me.

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I'm sudo and admin.

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The issue I am having is that Virtual Box does not recognize my USB drives. I understand that it is related to the fact that Ubuntu cannot recognize the permissions on the USB NTFS drive. So how do I mount the ntfs drive and gain full permissions?

One post suggested that I have to join my user to the 'vbuser' group in users and groups to fix this in 9.04, but I do not have a "vbuser" group in my list of groups. I am running 10.04.

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I have a Ubuntu 10.10 server and I would like to have full access to / from my Windows 7 box so I can modify config files and such.

I have already installed Samba and created a local user on the server for myself.

I am at the point where I need to create the share to / and give my user read/write to it.

Additionally if possible I would like for it to be a hidden share for additional security.

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As the title says, I've just given ubuntu full filesystem permissions. I used the following command thinking it would change the permissions of the folder I was in.

sudo chmod -R 0777 Is there anyway of reverting the permissions without doing a full reinstall?

However saying that, i'm doing a full reinstall just incase.

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Mar 24, 2009

I have 4 machines; all multiboot. I want each machine to have full rw access to file shares on each other machine, AND, full rw access to the other partitions on the same machine home folder for UNbooted OS's. I imagine Samba will NOT handle all these configurations? What else do I have to do, so that, for example, if I have 2 machines on, and I boot up a third machine in another room, it will auto mount the other 2 machines' shares, and it export it's own shares to the other 2 machines? I want also each machine to have full rw access to shares on the UNbooted partitions of each machine.

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Nov 27, 2010

I'm a new user for oracle,tried to install oracle 10g on redhat linux 5 but gettinh the same error message. response/ runInstaller [oracle2@localhost database_10201]$ sh runInstaller_runInstaller: line 54: /tmp/database_10201/install/.oui: Permission denied_

how to give full set of permisions to an user in linux to access a folder?

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Mar 15, 2010

I have a problem with my external hdd, I mounted it manually and in the mount table it says ive got rw permissions. But when i try to change permissions it says:

chmod: changing permissions of `whatever': read-only filesystem.

This is my mount table:

[root@localhost ExtHDD]# mount
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none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw)


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May 25, 2011

i have suse linux enterprise desktop on my laptop with these partitions :

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/dev/sda2 2613 3592 7871848 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 3593 3971 3044317+ 83 Linux
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Nov 3, 2010

(Ubuntu Linux server, 64-bits)I was troubleshooting a problem with a file (~3.0 GB) which I had just downloaded, but it was failing the integrity test, when I discovered something really unusual.First this is the MD5 of the file after download, which didn't match the expected value:

~% md5sum media.iso
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Some time passes, nothing should have changed the file during this time, but when I went to check the file again:

~% md5sum media.iso
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This was really unexpected. Since I have a lot of RAM, I suspected this was the effect of caching and something was going awry with it. I decided to retry with the whole file from disk, for my surprise:

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~% md5sum media.iso
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I redid it and now it seems to stay consistent, although this still isn't the value I was expecting. Certainly, the contents in memory cache were different from the contents on disk.This is the big problem.To fix the download, I created a torrent on the source machine and opened it in the target machine. Five 1MB chunks out of ~3.0GB failed integrity check. I used the torrent to fix these file chunks and how the file integrity is ok.The problem now is to determine where the data got out-of-sync.

I tested the memory with memtest86+, all but the bit fading test. I was expecting to see some failing memory module, but there wasn't anything. Everything is ok.Filesystem is Ext4, over LVM2, over a 3-disk RAID5 array.Ext4 is considered stable, and if data were inconsistent between disks, mdadm would have warned. But there is nothing in the logs. S.M.A.R.T. error logs are clean, the disks are new (have less than 30 days of "power-on-hours").I'm looking for information about any data-loss bugs in my current kernel (2.6.35), but there doesn't seem to be anything, as far as I looked.what else I could check, or where exactly could be the defect/bug?It is a Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit, Core i7 930, 6 GB non-ECC RAM.

Update: I confirmed that the files are being correctly written to the disk, the pages are being altered after they are read from disk, while in memory. I did a lot more memtests (I left it doing bit fade test overnight),and still nothing. All memory modules seem ok.Some more tests:

~% md5sum media.iso
cc8bcf1ce67ff7704eadc2222650c087 media.iso
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