Ch.5 Gillay

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JoAnne Brewer
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Ch.5 Gillay

Post by JoAnne Brewer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:01 pm


In working through ch.5 of the Gillay book using the RedHat0-01 VM, I'm running into several Permission denied scenarios where the book is indicating the command I'm trying should work and give a specific result but I'm getting ...blah blah... (Permission denied). (p.236 of the Gillay book step 6 is an example). Has someone changed the permissions and forgot to change them back? When we log out does the VM revert to a known state? I forgot if you told us about that.

I'm able to run most of the commands using different directories so far anyway.


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Re: Ch.5 Gillay

Post by Jim Griffin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:57 pm

I'm sorry I'm so late in responding to this.
I see that the Chapter 5 activity assumes that the floppy disk containing
the book files is mounted to /mnt.floppy on the virtual machine. It isn't,
and that is the problem.
Instead I placed the book files in a directory called book. So if you
replace <b>/mnt/floppy</b> with <b>/home/cis90/book</b>
wherever you see that pathname, then it should work. From what I see
in /home/cis90 on RedHat-01 it looks like that may have been what you ended up doing.

Jim G.


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