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  1. #11

    Could maybe one of you most helpful people send me a
    find . from /etc with how your permissions are set. Would save me the problem of having to setup the whole system.

    Maybe it won't work because of different device drivers ?

  2. #12
    All I have installed is lighttpd & samba.

  3. #13
    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    Sorry, dont have a debian system at hand at the moment.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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  5. #14
    getting a vmware image, should be able to get it there.

    might post the script before I run it, would appreciate any comments

  6. #15
    Usually booting from a live CD, mounting your Linux hard drive, and running the following commands from it will fix the problems caused by "chmod -R 777 /" (confirmed using an Ubuntu Live CD; yes, it does work):

    sudo su
    chmod -R o-w /media/<root device>
    Then rebooting into your hard drive, and, from a VT, running "sudo chown -R <your_username> /home/<your_username>" should fix the issue of not being able to write to your home directory. Of course, remember, DO NOT run commands as root unless you absolutely need to. I've made that mistake myself, PLENTY of times. It results in not being able to sudo, not to mention PLENTY of issues with programs that depend on only being writable by root.
    Last edited by ks177; 01-22-2013 at 06:35 AM. Reason: "x" at the end of "o-wx" not necessary and may be a burden on users

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