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ok everything i try and install that doesnt have a Graphic enviroment keeps giving me this bull that my main drive is write protected /dev/hda but im not 100% positive ...
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    Write Protected?


    ok everything i try and install that doesnt have a Graphic enviroment keeps giving me this bull that my main drive is write protected /dev/hda but im not 100% positive that thats my main drives location because....why qwould my MAin HDD be WP? it does this for both Slackware and now Vector,...please help

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    ohh sorry but the same problems accur with gentoo also....

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    Are your partitions mounted in read/write mode??

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    io wouldnt know...im still not familiar with the linux way of partitioning and accessing my hdd

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    and if it is ...how do i go about changing/overwriting that?

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    wat does /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab show?

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    [root@localhost troy]# /etc/fstab
    bash: /etc/fstab: Permission denied
    [root@localhost troy]# /etc/mtab
    bash: /etc/mtab: Permission denied

    now i take it theres something wrong here

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    do a
    # cat /etc/fstab
    # cat /etc/mtab

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    [root@localhost troy]# cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/hde1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
    /dev/hde6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
    /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
    /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,noauto,exec 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hde5 swap swap defaults 0 0

    [root@localhost troy]# cat /etc/mtab
    /dev/hde1 / ext3 rw 0 0
    none /proc proc rw 0 0
    none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
    none /dev devfs rw 0 0
    none /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=0620 0 0
    /dev/hde6 /home ext3 rw 0 0

    there....

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    ok, i'm stumped here. /dev/hda being write-protected us not getting mounted.
    did you define it as an ext3 type or an ext2 type?
    a google search gave me several hits saying this could be a filesystem type issue but i'm not sure, maybe someone else can throw somelight on this.

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