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Re: [Fedora-xen] Cannot create files or dirs even as root on FC6 xen system



Hi Craig,

Thanks for the info.
Yes, autofs is indeed configured to dynamically mount the CDROM on /misc/cdrom. This is fresh install on a new system but it still have this style of config. Hmm...

I have commented out the culprit line and restarted autofs. I'm able to write to /misc now. =)

cheesin

W Craig Trader wrote:
Cheesin ...

Do you have the autofs daemon running, and does your /etc/auto.master file reference mounting devices on /misc, using the definitions in /etc/auto.misc? Once upon a time, RedHat Linux used autofs to dynamically mount the CDROM on /misc/cdrom; if you've got an older system that's been upgraded, you might still have a remnant of that style of configuration. If you run "ps aux | grep automount", it will show you which mappings are active; if you see something like "/usr/sbin/automount --timeout=60 /misc program /etc/auto.misc" you've found the culprit.

- Craig -

Tan Chee Sin wrote:

Hi,

I've installed a FC6 xen guest system and there is a /misc folder which I want to create files and directories. I get a permission denied when I try to do so even when I am root.

# pwd
/misc
# mkdir test

mkdir: cannot create directory `test': Permission denied

When I do a directoy listing on /, misc is 0 bytes.

drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     0 Nov 21 13:24 misc

I have listed the disk space usage and the fstab below.
# df -k
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1            11904588   1830176   9459928  17% /
tmpfs                   768000         0    768000   0% /dev/shm
/dev/xvda3             5431008    171288   4979388   4% /var

# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1 devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 LABEL=/var /var ext3 defaults 1 2 LABEL=SWAP-xvda2 swap swap defaults 0 0

I'm not sure if this issue happens only on FC6 xen but I am able to create files and directories on a FC5 xen system.

cheesin

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