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Re: Windows Rant and tinkering with Linux
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2008, 11:03:30 PM »
Okay, so on one machine I'm getting a "can't load system tables." This is a VERY old Dell Optiplex I was hoping to use a network machine to host shared drives.
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Re: Windows Rant and tinkering with Linux
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2008, 12:23:10 AM »
Okay, so on one machine I'm getting a "can't load system tables." This is a VERY old Dell Optiplex I was hoping to use a network machine to host shared drives.

Maybe something to do with the ACPI - there is a switch you can use to not load that...something like "/noacpi".  If that's not it I would say load an older version, because it's an older system.
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Re: Windows Rant and tinkering with Linux
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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2008, 01:34:32 AM »
Maybe something to do with the ACPI - there is a switch you can use to not load that...something like "/noacpi".  If that's not it I would say load an older version, because it's an older system.

K. Yeah...I had it off on the mobo...duh.
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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2008, 01:03:10 AM »
Okay so, I'm wondering how to change folder permissions...I know HOW but it won't let me? It says I'm not the owner and don't have permission. I'm not sure what to do. I've done a bit of research and tried a few different things, but nada.
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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2008, 10:26:15 AM »
Okay so, I'm wondering how to change folder permissions...I know HOW but it won't let me? It says I'm not the owner and don't have permission. I'm not sure what to do. I've done a bit of research and tried a few different things, but nada.

Well, Unix/Linux uses root as the default owner and group so if you are not logged in as root then you are not the owner.  It's an easy fix, all you need to do is take ownership aka - chmod. Just curious...did you make the folder in the root system drive somewhere? 

There is a way in the GUI to change ownership:group, but I know a faster way to do it in command line.  Similar to command line for M$, but for Unix...you need to know some basic Unix commands, so my explanation is long winded (but very easy when you get the hang of it):

Commands:
'su -'  will make you superuser (root) and carry in your bash (shell) path
'cd' Just like M$ will get to your dir
'ls'  is like "dir" in M$ land
'ls -l' will list dir with permissions
'chown' change ownership for file or folder

Find a Open 'Terminal':

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[user@server ~]# su -

You need to be root - enter your root password

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[root@server ~]#cd Desktop

CD to wherever your dir is at - I used Desktop as an example

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[root@server Desktop]#ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb  8 04:50 temp

Explained: This above tells me that you have a folder called 'temp' and has root as owner and root as group - also says root can rwx (read-write-execute), group can rx and public can rx. 

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[root@server Desktop]#chown -R jayryan temp
[root@server Desktop]#ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 jayryan root 4096 Feb  8 04:50 temp

This tells me that now you are the owner and you can do whatever you want now.

I prefer command line to GUI  ???  And there is probably an "easier" way to do it, but I have yet to go that route.  Looks like you are giving that distro a good run - have fun!
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Re: Windows Rant and tinkering with Linux
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2008, 01:30:44 PM »
Thanks. I'll check it out when I get home. I was doing some command line stuff last night via web resources, but couldn't get it work. I figure my syntax was off.
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