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Thread: usb permissions problem/installing from usb storage

  1. #1
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    usb permissions problem/installing from usb storage

    I am
    working on a old dell with no cd drive. I have managed to get damn small linux running on the machine through the usb, but want to
    install ubuntu.
    I was trying to follow the instructions at
    <a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/installation-guide/i386/boot-usb-files.html">preparing files for memory stick booting</a>

    but cannot get past the initial step:

    sudo zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sda1

    due to the error

    bash: /dev/sda1: Permission denied

    My flash drive is definitely mounted on sda1, and if I navigate to it I can read, write and execute files.


    thanks for any help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
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    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: usb permissions problem/installing from usb storage

    What user owns the external hard disk,that might be the problem
    My Server: HP Proliant DL580 G2, with Ubuntu 10.04, LAMP and Mail Server
    Ubuntu also running on IBM T21 and Mac OSX on Macbook Pro
    UNIX rocks!

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