Author Topic: Another help request!!  (Read 5838 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2012, 10:34:02 pm »
You mistyped .. there should be an / between rules.d and 50

copy and paste these 2 commands into a terminal
Code: [Select]
sudo -i
hit enter .. then:
Code: [Select]
kwrite /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xandros-udev.rules
then hit enter.

does a text file open containing text ?

Yuo MUST be careful to get the commands correct .. but t's easier to copy/paste commands into the terminal.

.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 10:40:26 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2012, 10:41:21 pm »
No - I also tried

Chmod 755 /home/user/MMC-SD
 Which I believe should change permissions of the file (my sd card) to read write and execute?

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2012, 10:46:48 pm »
Read my last posting again .. I think I edited it since you last read it .. because I spotted a typo you made.

[EDIT]

BTW .. if you started that command you mentioned with "Chmod" it will have thrown an error, as Linux commands ARE case sensitive, and the correct command is "chmod"
(not that this will help anyway)

.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 10:51:58 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2012, 10:59:03 pm »
Hi yes it does - sorry about the mistype I have no Internet on eee so am copying from iPhone - there is alot of text in the window - should I look for something specific?

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2012, 11:20:31 pm »
OK, find the line that reads:
Code: [Select]
BUS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd[!0-9]", NAME="%k", MODE="0660", GROUP="floppy", SYMLINK+="disks/Removable/%k", RUN+="/usr/bin/usbstorageapplet zip %k"

and change the MODE="0660" to MODE="0666" .. so it now reads:
Code: [Select]
BUS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd[!0-9]", NAME="%k", MODE="0666", GROUP="floppy", SYMLINK+="disks/Removable/%k", RUN+="/usr/bin/usbstorageapplet zip %k"

SAVE the file, and reload udev with:
Code: [Select]
sudo /sbin/udevstart
or reboot .. then see if you can access the SD card.

.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2012, 11:24:18 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2012, 12:00:03 am »
Hi - yes I did that and the udevstart option, and it worked! I was able to edit/save files. Then I restarted and tried a USB stick- it didn't appear, then I tried to access sd card again and got the permissions message again. I tried repeating your instructions - the text file was still as I had changed it (0666) - and restarted again but no luck! Very confusing!!

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2012, 12:05:10 am »
You aint kiddin, very odd .. I'm thinking now we should try adding your user account to the "floppy" group (as referenced in that udev rule)

can you post the output from:
Code: [Select]
groups
and
Code: [Select]
echo $USER
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 01:38:15 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2012, 08:55:29 am »
Hi - here is the output

groups
user dialout cdrom floppy audio video plugdev users lpadmin

echo $USER
user

Thanks

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2012, 10:35:57 am »
Even odder .. you're already in the "floppy" group ???

can you unplug the SD card .. wait ten seconds .. replug it .. then run:
Code: [Select]
dmesg | tail -n 30
and post the output.



But I'm beginning to think that you've seriously messed up the permissions somewhere, and as the version of Xandros that came with the EeePC is now very old, I'd give real consideration to using something else that's both newer, and less customised.
(in this instance the word "customised", is interchangeable with the term "f**ked up")

.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 10:43:58 am by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2012, 11:05:47 am »
Hi - yes that sounds about right!
There are about 40 lines of output - starting [ 7391.120000] sd 2:0:0:0 Device not ready: <6>: Current: sense key=0x2
And then variations of this - can I look for something specific?

Also - I should have backed up the few files I have on eee onto my sd card while I had the chance yesterday, I guess I could connect to an Internet or wifi and upload them incase i  need to do a system restore? Am also thinking is it possible to change OS without being able to access a USB..?

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2012, 11:41:31 am »
You WILL be able to boot a LiveUSB stick :)

It's Xandros that's stopping you accessing USB sticks .. not the PC .. so it will boot to a LiveUSB for copying your files, then OS reinstallaton quite happily.

You can then use that LiveUSB to copy anything you want from the EeePC's internal SSD to another memory stick, or an SD card.

Do you have access to a Windows PC (or another Linux one) ? .. and a 2GB or larger USB stick ? .. and either another USB stick, or an SD card to copy your files to ?

.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2012, 11:52:32 am »
Hi - yes I have an old and slow laptop with windows vista on it. And a new 16gb USB and my new SD card which should have lots of space left on it.

Online Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 13988
  • Karma: 347
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2012, 12:02:25 pm »
OK, I'm going to suggest you create a Peppermint 3 LiveUSB to copy your files off the EeePC to the SD card .. even if you intend to reinstall Xandros later.

So go to this posting:
http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=10313.msg76514#msg76514

and do JUST stage 1 to create the Peppermint 3 LiveUSB on your Vista PC

Meanwhile, I'll try discover what the boot device selection key is for the EeePC :)



Be Aware .. this is going tto format the USB stick .. so if you have anything on it you need, copy it to the Vista PC first.
(and before you ask, yes the USB stick will be reusable later ;))

.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2012, 12:06:45 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'

logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

Offline eeepc4Guser

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 51
  • Karma: 0
  • I've just joined!
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #58 on: December 31, 2012, 12:13:23 pm »
Ok great I'll do that - sounds like best option. I'll have to get to Internet connection later or tomo. Thanks for ongoing help!

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal