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#1 ry12

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 05:21 PM

I have an Asus Eee PC 701, gave me nothing but problems so far but anyway...

It won't let me in USB devices and SD cards, it says ''you don't have enough permissions to read /home/user/''

Before it worked just fine and after a day everything changed. Any help please?

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:07 PM

Which distro are you using?



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:15 PM

Hi and thanks for the reply!

How can I find out what Distro I have?



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

When it boots what screen do you see Ubuntu Kubuntu what?  Also how are you booting? Live CD live USB? Is the OS installed? How and where is it installed?

 

To find out what version of Linux (distro) you are running, enter the following command at the shell prompt:
 cat /etc/*-release

 

The output will look like this.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

I mean, are you using Ubuntu? Debian? Mint? Puppy?... what is the OS?



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:48 AM

Hope this makes sense:

I managed to find the Shell Console and typed: ''cat / etc/*-release'' but it said: ''No such file or directory.''
I then searched online and tried: ''uname - a'' and this is what I got:

Linux eeepc-''user'' 2.6.21.4-eeepc #'''da
te'' i686 GNU/Linux
 

Just in case this is also helpful:
CPU Type: Intel ® Mobile Processor
Ram Size: 512 MB
Eee PC Series: 701


Edited by ry12, 18 August 2014 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

cat /proc/version
might provide more information.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

Thank you Al1000

In the Shell Console I wrote: cat /proc/version and got the following:

Linux version 2.6.21.4-eeepc (root@sda2) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) ''date''

Guess that means that my OP is Debian! right?


Edited by ry12, 18 August 2014 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:26 PM

If you type /etc/fstab at a command prompt with the USB plugged, what are the options for the USB device? Options is the fourth field, after the device name, mount point and file system type.

 

If you type in ls -l /dev/sdb (or whatever the mount point/device name is for the USB), who is the owner and group owner of the device? They will be listed in the third and fourth fields of the output.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Thank you Al1000

In the Shell Console I wrote: cat /proc/version and got the following:

Linux version 2.6.21.4-eeepc (root@sda2) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) ''date''

Guess that means that my OP is Debian!right?

There are several Debian based distros, and I'm not sure that any of them are actually called ''Debian.'' I just thought the information might be helpful to those who know enough to be able to advise you. :)

Here is some more info to that end.

The Eee PC is shipped with either Microsoft Windows XP or a Linux distribution called Xandros. Later models (e.g. 1015E) ship with Windows 7 Starter or Linux Ubuntu installed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_Eee_PC#Software


Edited by Al1000, 18 August 2014 - 03:16 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:07 PM

/etc/fstab = Permission denied

I have no idea whats up with this thing. 



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:10 PM

Just typing in "/etc/fstab" won't do anything and will give you permission denied,

EG. you may need sudo

sudo  /etc/fstab

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

It's cat /etc/fstab. You may have to sudo cat /etc/fstab.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

I have an Asus Eee PC 701, gave me nothing but problems so far but anyway...

It won't let me in USB devices and SD cards, it says ''you don't have enough permissions to read /home/user/''

Before it worked just fine and after a day everything changed. Any help please?

You could use chown or chmod .

 

 

 

I'm not sure that any of them are actually called ''Debian.''

Yes there is.

Debian -- The Universal Operating System

 

 

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Edited by NickAu1, 18 August 2014 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:29 PM

I put a USB drive and entered "sudo cat /etc/fstab"
This is what I got:

home/user> sudo cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab -- static file system information
# auto generation: on
# generated by: /sbin/etcdev2fstab
#
# NOTE: to make this file readable, it has been formatted for 132 columns
#
#<device> <mountpoint> <fstype> <options> <dbg> <pass>
/dev/sda1 / ext2 defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc rw





What are chown and chmod?




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