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    cannot change permissions

    Hello every ubunter

    This morning I tried up to six times installing Word_ using Wine installer. And every time the install failed. I cannot remember exactly what the error message was but I suspect it has much to do with the permissions. I tried to change 'read only' to 'read and write' but Ubuntu won't let me. It clearly says I cannot change permissions. Huh?
    Ubuntu versions I have installed:
    One PC with dual boot _ Vista/ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    second PC with dual boot: XP/ Zorin lite

    Thanks in advance for any tip.

    Chris.

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    Try going from the cli and using sudo i.e. sudo chmod 777 *filename*
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    Re: cannot change permissions

    Hello Jerry, thanks for the answer but I have a question: what is the' cli'?

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    cli - Command Line interface - hit ctrl-alt-t to open a terminal, cd to the directory your file is in, sudo chmod 777 *filename*

    If that doesn't help, tell me the file name and the directory it is in - I'll try to help from there.
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    Re: cannot change permissions

    Hello Jerry and thank you for time and trouble. I am not sure what the file is_ I suppose it is the install. I have just tried the line of command you are suggesting and here is the result:
    sudo chmod 777 install.exe
    chmod: cannot access 'install.exe': No such file or directory

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    It helps to know which version of word and which version of wine.

    Some versions work better than others.
    (That statement can go both ways)

    I can't see the need to set permissions beyond the executable bit.(maybe)
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    Re: cannot change permissions

    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$ sudo chmod 777 /media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord
    [sudo] password for christophe:
    Sorry, try again.
    [sudo] password for christophe:
    chmod: changing permissions of `/media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord': Read-only file system
    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$ chmod x /media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord
    chmod: invalid mode: `x'
    Try `chmod --help' for more information.
    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$ chmod 777 /media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord
    chmod: changing permissions of `/media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord': Read-only file system
    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$ chmod rwxr /media/WKSSTE02CD1/MSWord
    chmod: invalid mode: `rwxr'
    Try `chmod --help' for more information.
    christophe@christophe-TPS01:~$

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    Hello again Jerry and every Ubunter
    I think it best to give it all up. Installing Works Suite 2002 or Word proves beyond my capabilities. I have just tried copying the files from the CD rom to 'downloads'. Then I have changed the permission and yes I can choose 'read and write' and make executalbe. I have entered the key, accpeted the terms and conditions blah blah blah but the install fails all the same and it stops _ after asking me to send an error report_
    My conclusion: Works Suite 2002 is absolutely incompatible with Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: cannot change permissions

    Have you tried usinf LibreOffice? Is there a reason you need to you Works?
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