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    Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    First let me say I am VERY new to linux and may well be in over my head.

    I am unable to copy the iso OR any of the extracted files to the 32gb SD card. I keep getting I don't have permission.

    I made a back up of all the files on the card. Then used Gpart to remove all the files in both partitions. I could not delete them any other way.

    When I went to add to the file
    "basyskom-plasma-active-three-wetab-exopc-tablet-mer-release.iso"

    to the SD card It said I don't have permission.

    I extracted the files: isolinux folder which I successfully put in the "boot" folder on the SD card
    BUT the LiveOS folder was not given permission to add to the newly partition folder.

    I have have many different ways to access system ROOT on my PC and I have tried to change the permissions on the SD card, nothing has worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Last edited by acimi66; March 5th, 2013 at 11:33 PM. Reason: add image
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    Re: Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    Because you are (copying) or installing, . . . anyway, you are using files that require a "superuser" permission. So using your keyboard, press and hold the "Alt" key and then tap the "F2" key. When the little window pops up, type:

    gksudo nautilus

    and press enter or mouse-click "Launch".

    A moment later, the file manager (Nautilus) will open and then you can move files into "Boot" or is that spelled "boot". I cannot remember.

    BUT more importantly, are you trying to make (build or install) a USB bootable linux? And if I may ask, what are you working on? As you said, you may be in over your head and before any damage gets done, let the Community have a look at it, please.
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    Re: Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    Hey thanks for the response
    yes the gksudo nautilus worked
    I got the files onto the sd card. but now it won't boot inside the Pengpod 7' tablet. It has android 4.04 and came with a bootable 32gb linux OS
    DETAILS:
    Device PengPod700
    Type Tablet
    CPU A10
    Android 4.0
    Linux 3.0.42
    Screen 7”
    Resolution 800x480
    Ram 1GB
    Rom 8GB
    SD Micro 32GB
    USB Host* 1
    USB-OTG 1
    SATA No
    Wifi B/G/N
    Ethernet External
    3G External
    Bluetooth External
    HDMI Yes
    VGA No
    AV No
    Camera 1.3 Front
    Head Phone Yes
    Speaker Yes
    Buttons 1
    G-Sensor Yes
    Battery 3300
    Size 195x120x10
    Weight 375
    Color Black
    * Includes OTGport

    I am trying to install a new OS on this tablet


    This is the new file I downloaded from Plasma-active

    basyskom-plasma-active-three-archos-gen9-omapfb-tablet-mer-release.tar.bz2

    I extracted it and got all the usual looking sys. files which I put on the "root" partition of the SD card

    The second I copied the files from the boot folder over to the "boot" partition on the sd card.
    System.map-3.0.8
    vmlinux-3.0.8
    zlmage
    initramfs.cpio.lzo

    Then I tried re-booting my PP... three times no luck.

    I added the old files from the original "boot" partition
    boot.scr
    script.bin
    ulmage

    That didn't work either.

    I feel I'm close and suggestions?
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    Re: Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    I found this at PengPod

    http://pengpod.com/pengwiki/index.ph...internal_flash

    I don't own your device, but from what I read, you have to make some directories if they aren't already on the sd card. Namely:

    Also create a /mnt/int directory 'mkdir /mnt/int' on the bootable sd.

    to create a sub-directory, you would, in a terminal type:

    sudo mkdir /mnt/int

    if that doesn't work, then

    sudo mkdir /mnt

    and then

    cd /mnt

    sudo mkdir /int

    get back to me once this first, small step is completed. Operating systems (in Linux, Android and Unix) are owned by root. You can be root, but you must use the sudo command to make directories, files, and similar in any part of root. Using the command

    sudo

    (which stands for superuser do), allows you to be root.

    You also must put the following files on the sd card:

    pengflash
    ubootenv.img
    pengpod.img
    desc.txt
    fdisk_commands.cmd

    if you don't see the 5 above, we will have a little more work to do.
    Last edited by Mark_in_Hollywood; March 6th, 2013 at 08:35 AM.
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    Re: Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    Hey Mark,
    Yep, as far as I can tell, all that went well.
    The boot partition on the SD card has:
    script.bin
    ulmage
    boot.scr
    folder mnt > folder int

    And I added those files to the root partition onthe SD card:
    pengflash
    ubootenv.img
    fdisk_commands.cmd
    desc.txt

    Just to get things straight I only want to install Plasma- active on the SD card and not to over the andriod OS on the internal disk.

    Thanks so much for your help
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    And what can save the world except your Self?
    Belief is powerful indeed.

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    Re: Copying files to a SD Card - Permission denied

    UPDATE - So one of the guys at the pengpod forums say that plasma-active OS will not work on this device.

    I guess I was hoping to simply download an image and have it boot onto the tablet. Alittle naive I guess.

    Thanks for your help. Thats what I love about the linux community.

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