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28th July 2010, 02:40 PM
how do you change the permissions on mnt/live?
I would like to give liveuser read/write to the root of the flash drive.
have a good one
28th July 2010, 03:01 PM
su - or sudo
# chmod 766 /mnt/live
28th July 2010, 04:34 PM
that did not seen to work.
its almost like the permissions are hard coded.
if I try to change is using nautilus as root it will not work as well
28th July 2010, 04:37 PM
It is like wired into the automatic mount of the device. Whoever is logged in at
the console is normally assigned the ownership for flash...
Or is the flash device the root of the system (as in "/")?
Hmm. that didn't make any sense...
IF the flash device mounted on /mnt/live is FAT, then the owner will be
whoever is logged in. This is not something easily changed. It may require
the flash device being enabled for write (assuming is is read-only right now).
31st July 2010, 12:58 AM
You can't have it read/write as the live system comes from a squashfs file which is only readable, you can't write to it. But you still can install applications while in live mode but it will stay in RAM memory.
2nd August 2010, 12:11 AM
if I boot my flash drive I can access /mnt/live with read/write permissions if I launch an application as root.
I was hoping to have my files on the flash drive so they were easy to edit between a bootable flash drive and as a windows storage device.
2nd August 2010, 02:12 AM
You can either install the system on the usb stick (choose ext2 otherwise it will wear off very quickly) or you can set a live usb stick with persistence (use live usb creator).
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