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OESF Portables Forum _ Hardware Mods _ Drive Permissions

Posted by: Johnnas Feb 20 2008, 11:46 AM

I am setting up a DSL rig. I have sorted out most of the problems that I have been having (thx in part to the people on this forum). My biggest issue right now is that I don't understand why my floppy drive (/dev/fd0) and my hard drive (/dev/hda1) are write protected, and my flash drive (/dev/sda1) is not. They all have similar permissions as set through chmod, they all have the same file type (buffered/blocked), and the owners for all of them and the groups for all of them are the same.

What I am trying to do is use the floppy as my removeable media. How can I change its write protected status?

Thx in advance

Posted by: InSearchOf Feb 20 2008, 12:15 PM

QUOTE(Johnnas @ Feb 20 2008, 02:46 PM) *
I am setting up a DSL rig. I have sorted out most of the problems that I have been having (thx in part to the people on this forum). My biggest issue right now is that I don't understand why my floppy drive (/dev/fd0) and my hard drive (/dev/hda1) are write protected, and my flash drive (/dev/sda1) is not. They all have similar permissions as set through chmod, they all have the same file type (buffered/blocked), and the owners for all of them and the groups for all of them are the same.

What I am trying to do is use the floppy as my removeable media. How can I change its write protected status?

Thx in advance


What is on the drive? (/hda1) is it an NTFS partition? if so... I know in the earlier verisons of DSL it wouldnt mount NTFS partitions due to possible corruption.
But this was about 1yr 1/2 ago and the NTFS drivers have greatly enhanced...

Now if it is a linux partition... do a "mount" and see if it is set at RO from being mounted... in /etc/fstab... from there you can just mount it again rw with -o rw

Late

Posted by: InSearchOf Feb 20 2008, 12:17 PM

or... if you are building from an DSL CD or installed a version of DSL... the root partition (maybe hda1) is prolly readonly for a reason.

Late

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