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
ohh sorry but the same problems accur with gentoo also....
Are your partitions mounted in read/write mode??
io wouldnt know...im still not familiar with the linux way of partitioning and accessing my hdd
and if it is ...how do i go about changing/overwriting that?
wat does /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab show?
[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
# cat /etc/fstab
# cat /etc/mtab
[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
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.