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    help with this linux version


    hi i am connected remotly via ssh to the shell and i wanna know the version of this linux but it is an old version and i am the admin there is many restriction i cant mkdir only in /tmp and i cant ./ in trmp permission is denied

    information about the box
    ---------------------------------------------
    login as: radmin
    radmin@ ********* password:


    BusyBox v0.60.3 (2002.08.08-01:26+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


    Welcome to the March Networks DVR

    $ help
    datarates: Display video data rates
    help: Show Help for commands (type 'help ' + command name)
    phelp: Show Help for PDA screen sizes (type 'phelp ' + command name)
    setpass: Change password for admin and radmin users
    showaccess: Display radmin user commands
    showdisk: List installed disks and their status
    showinvest: Display status of the Investigation Mode
    showip: Display DHCP, IP, Gateway, Mask and Network Name
    showmgr: Display Enterprise Service Manager Connection Status
    showports: Display TCP/UDP ports used for DVR communication
    showppp: Display PPP settings
    showsecure: Display authentication status for Configuration Tool & Viewer
    showsnmp: Display availability of SNMP protocols

    showssh: Display availability of SSH connections
    showvers: Display software and firmware version information
    testnet: Perform a simple network test

    $ showvers
    DVR Software 4.1.1.R12
    DVR Model 3108
    3108/5308 Firmware v6
    Operating System 2.0.2R11
    DVR Release 4.1.1.R12
    $

    $ whoami
    radmin
    $
    $ ps x
    ps: Can't open /proc
    $

    $ mkdir dsfg
    mkdir: Cannot create directory `dsfg': Permission denied

    $ cd /etc/
    $ ls
    group passwd resolv.conf version
    nsswitch.conf profile resolv.conf.sv

    $ cd version
    $ ls
    dvr dvr.model pci2103_fw zsystem zzrelease
    $


    can i get help ? with this os ? documentation about it programs related thanks

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    Try uname -a. That will give you the Linux kernel information. If the kernel version is less than 2.4.xx (or 2.6.xx) it's older.
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    $ uname -a
    Linux INFIN_2 2.4.21cmp #1 Mon Dec 6 12:50:57 EST 2004 i586 unknown
    $

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolirc
    $ uname -a
    Linux INFIN_2 2.4.21cmp #1 Mon Dec 6 12:50:57 EST 2004 i586 unknown
    $
    Most major distributions these days use the 2.6 kernel (except Slackware and Debian) by default. What are you trying to find out?
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    i wanna know what version of this linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolirc
    i wanna know what version of this linux
    So what you're asking is how to find out what distribution you're running?
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    this doesn't answer your "distro" question but the $ signs in front of all the commands you listed above tends to suggest that you are only in a regular user mode. Try "su" to root and see if you still get permission denied feedback.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    $ su
    su: incorrect password
    $


    is there any way to reset permissions ?

    the login is radmin = remote admin but you will nothing do on the shell

    cant create dirs only in /tmp and cant ./ in tmp

    cant install there is no gcc no c cant make lol

    what a machine is this

    and a question can i install another os remotly via ssh or upgarde ... ?
    thanks

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