Accidentally I changed the ownership of all the directories under / to my own instead of root:root. Now I am unable to use sudo and many bad things are happening. Is there a way to revert the changes or change the permissions again to root:root or make sudo work ?
I'm very new to Linux, i'm running Ubuntu and i'm trying to install a program. In the instructions it says "Check that you ARE NOT root, never run similar tools as root! just change file permissions". How do i check if i'm root or what am I supposed to do here?
How to enable Root login...i cant copy or move something on the HDD...I have administrator rights and password for root but i cant change permissions for the HDD without login on root and root login are not allowed .
A bit of an oddity that I've recently run into with my storage folder in my system; it's a newly installed drive that I've set to mount at /storage. When I first tried to use it, programs that I used that attempted to write to it tossed Access Denied errors at me in their own way. Checking the permissions (at the Terminal, ls -l / | grep storage) showed that /storage was set to 'rwxrwxr--'--Owner and Group were given full read/write/execute, but Others could only read. However, my logon to my system is a member of group root. Why, then, with the above bits set, would I not be able to write to it? Changing Others permissions to rwx (and presumably rw would have worked out for me since I don't leave anything executable there) allowed me to write to it, but I don't understand why that would have been necessary. So far as I'm aware, the prior drive that was in my system--mounted at the same location--did not need this treatment.
How would I change the permissions for a specific program(xsane)? For some reason Xsane only works now if I run as root. It was working fine before the latest kernel update, now I get "cannot start scanner: invalid argument" unless I run the program as root. Also images that are scanned are nor accessible unless I am root
Epson Stylus NX215 Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit The printing feature works fine still. Iscan is installed from avasys.jp Rolled back to old kernel and problem still exists
I use netbeanse as a development suite, but to edit/save file correctly it should run with root permissions. When I do run file or debug them, it launches firefox, but due netbeans have been opened by root user, it tries to open firefox as root also, and it seems to be something that should not do. Either I now upgraded to ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala and sudo firefox does not work anymore, giving me no errors even from CLI.
how to use permissions. I ran into a weird problem in which I am unable to change permissions as root. I have a file I've been testing commands on, and somewhere along the line I think I gave it zero permissions. Now I'd like to restore some permissions, but can't. Here's what I'm looking at:
Code: jeremy@jeremy-laptop:~/test$ ls -l total 16 -rw-r--r-- 1 jeremy jeremy 235 2011-05-17 13:15 onelink -rwxr-xr-x 1 jeremy jeremy 27 2011-08-02 18:05 threecopy -rwxr-xr-x 1 jeremy jeremy 27 2011-05-09 17:10 three.txt
Okay so my iPod auto mounts correctly to /media/IPOD (out of the box). But the permissions are set to root leaving me with no write permissions for syncing. Obviously it works if I sudo rhythmbox and then sync, but it's too much of a hassle and not very optimal (having to re-add the songs you want to sync etc).
So...How do I make my iPod mount with permissions allowing me to read & write? Previously (in 8.10 Intrepid Ibex) it used to auto mount with correct permissions.
Some info that might be worth brining up: This all started after I got my iPod back from Apple Store for repairs. I noticed they had updated the firmware and formated it to HFS+, I told them I wanted it changed to FAT32 and got it changed rather quickly. Is it possible they f'd something up when formatting? If so, how do I correct it?
I installed ubuntu on my MacBook Pro, and now I get the infamous "still waiting for root device" when booting mac os x. I couldn't find any solutions that worked (macbook pros don't have a BIOS, or any drives that are easily removable). Anyway, so I have ubuntu working, and I need some files from OS X before I would consider reinstalling, etc. So I mounted the drive, went to users, etc. and it says that "I don't have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ****".
I did chmod 777 /media/os x/Users/* but that led to "Could not access: No such file or directory" (there's a space between os and x, I think it counts it as two commands or something and I can't rename the drive). Any way to give myself the permissions to access my files, or maybe just to copy over the whole hard drive to my main computer, or maybe somehow solve the "still waiting for root device".
Is there a way to revert to default permissions using chmod, for root filesystem? As root I accidentally chmod'd / to 755, luckily this is a dev server and not production so its not critical to fix for me, just wondering though....
I have been VERY lucky and managed to restore from a formatted ext3 /home/ partition. I used testdisk to reset the original partition which had had nothing done to it since formatting(!). However some of the file permissions are a altered and I cannot change them. I have tried "su chmod" and even temporarily enabled the root account itself and tried to alter the ownership/permissions from root 'proper' without it helping.
Here is an example of the output of ls -l drwxr-xr-x 2 martyn martyn 4096 (date) (time) sponsors ?-----S--T 63231 92820383 44090688 4286824785 (date) (time) order.xls
The first line looks like a normally formed output and indeed is readable. The second line looks corrupted and I don't have a clue how I can reclaim this - or even if it is possible. Should I count my blessings most of my files are intact and leave those be?
I am using Lubuntu 10.10 and have installed my application that I need. What I need is a link to the desktop that will execute the program from the /usr/share/test directory. When I execute the program I need to use "Sudo" in order to run in. how would I add a symbolic link the desktop with the appropriate permission to run the executable without compromising security. I tried everything but cannot get it to execute under ubuntu:
after a fresh install of fedora 13 I was expecting a few niggles and here's one, I've googled and read man chmod and chown and there seems to be plenty of conflicting advice, oh yeah the problem, I installed a package called get_iplayer (allows downloading of bbc iplayer content) via yum, only thing is I can only run it as root whereas in f12 I could as a normal user. It's probably the simplest command to change permissions, also I can't find any info on what the different numbers mean (775 777 etc)
I've got some troubles when I try to install Vim on Linux while I don't have a root account. The error information is shown below: How can I solve this? Can I install it in another directory other than /usr/local/bin/vim?
New to Linux, want to tinker around but cannot figure out how to get root permissions to my login, or login as root (can do this in terminal, but that is not much help for the rest of the environment I am working in!).
I want full permissions for all computers in my house, without having to get up and go to the other room and change permissions for the file, folder, drive, directory, computer, etc., then go back to the other room again.
I just created a partition, as THIS user, THIS machine, rebooted, and cannot create a folder on the partition I just created. UGH. No more of this stuff... I guess at the very least, I'll still have to log onto each machine for this?
I have recently secured a server by preventing root from logging in via SSH. Now I log in with a non-root account and use 'su' when necessary.However, now I can't do something I used to do, which is open 'sftp://user@ipaddress' in nautilus and be able to edit files as root. Is there anyway to get nautilus to give me root permissions on the server? Or at least end up with root permissions in a GUI text editor on my computer? I don't mind if I have to use bash to start the process, once I can get a GUI for editing files.
Note 1: Yes, I realize I could ssh in and use nano/vi etc, but I'd rather use my graphical text editor. Note 2: The server does not run X, so I can't just forward it.
I own a Lacie Network Space (1) which has recently given up the ghost - I looked into getting data recovered from it and it turns out it would cost around 500quid!! After doing some research I've found out that the drive runs linux - SO, I have bought myself a HDD cradle, Downloaded an Ubuntu Live CD, taken the drive out of the network space and mounted it in Ubuntu via USB. All good up til now, I've managed to get the majority of my data off except one folder - my music folder. It has quite a deep file structure (which maybe the issue) but essentially the permissions for the top folder have a padlock and a small cross - this doesn't allow me to even read the files to copy them off. I've now tried the 'chown' command: sudo chown ubuntu /media/ 999GBfilessystem/ openshare/audio
How does one train a digital camera and USB stick to accept user access? Basically, this involves transferring photos from my camera to my machine, sorting and then moving favourites to the USB stick. Or moving selections that others have sent me to the USB stick. I am constantly changing ownership and permissions and it's driving me nuts. How can I send anything to a USB stick as a user?
Get Fedora 11 and Apache installed. Open web browser and enter http://localhost and I get a "Fedora Test Page" that shows Apache is working (according to the info on the page). It says to put my web documents in /var/www/html/ ... however, as a user I cannot access it (put anything there) and I can't change the permissions (belongs to root) I'd like to run this as an intranet web server in our small ( <100 users) company.
If I use the GUI File Manager I ofter get stuck because I need root permissions to write or delete some file or directory. I realize I can drop down to Terminal and do either a sudo or change the permissions of a particular file, but these are several extra steps. Is there a way I can perform root actions on files using File Manager/Browser? Or is there an alternative file manager program I can explore that is more flexible? I am currently using Debian 6.01a installed from the Live CD, Nautilus 2.30.1.
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?
On Ubuntu, there was this very sane feature (for laptop/desktop user): when you insert a thumbdrive or external usb media, the system mounts the media and sets all the correct permissions for the current non-root logged in user.
What do I have to change/edit/configure to make Fedora 15 behave like this?