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permission to install software

Hello everyone,

I want to install a software on an external hard disk. I used Fedora core 6 whose default shell is bash. As user I have changed to sh shell because in order to install I have to use the sh shell. I had changed permission on all the files using

sh-3.1$ chmod +x configure.linux

and all the files have execute permissions. However, when I execute

sh-3.1$ ./configure.linux
sh: ./configure.linux: Permission denied

I got a couple of more experienced users to help me but the problem remains. Can someone suggest how to solve this problem? Thank you.

Siti Smilie
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yes. remount the medium where the script is with the option "exec"

also, you dont need to change the shell.
im more than certain that sh in that server is actually bash
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Hi Broli,

Appreciate your response. Smilie I am quite new to Linux and am not sure how to mount with 'exec' option. I had already put a line in my /etc/fstab file which says

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,user 1 3

Am I supposed to insert the no exec option in 'noauto,rw,user,exec'? Thanks.

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more than likely yes... Smilie
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Originally Posted by sitij109
Hi Broli,

Appreciate your response. Smilie I am quite new to Linux and am not sure how to mount with 'exec' option. I had already put a line in my /etc/fstab file which says

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,user 1 3

Am I supposed to insert the no exec option in 'noauto,rw,user,exec'? Thanks.

yeap. taking the line you posted as example, it would be like this

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,users,exec 0 0

2 things.
i changed user to users.
i changed the last numbers to 0 0 (they are not used anymore)

read the manpage of mount to get a full list of options.
some are very good, specially with vfat partitions and long names, or utf-8 names
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Thanks to all your replies. Now I am able to proceed with my installation. However, I still have to figure out how to install a Fortran compiler to complete the installation.

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Hello everybody,

Fortunately I don't have to install Fortran but I have a new problem after I finished installing the software I wanted in my external hard disk. I am supposed to edit one line in the file so that it points to the directory "/media/usbdisk/calfuse" where all the stuff I need are.

The syntax is

then run and get

sh-3.1$ source
ln: creating symbolic link `/media/usbdisk/calfuse/v3.2/bin/calfuse' to `/media/usbdisk/calfuse/v3.2/bin/': Operation not permitted

Does anybody know why? Thanks.


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