[CentOS] New user and stupid issue

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Mar 20 21:25:43 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-20 at 13:55 -0700, Sean Roe wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am a new Centos user (old Red Hat and Debian user) and I'm having a 
> very strange problem.  I just installed Centos V4 and it appears to be 
> running fine except for a weird issue.  If I am on the systems console, 
> I can write all kinds of files anywhere I choose.  But if  I am ssh'd in 
> to the box it appears I can not write any files on the file systems.  
> Since this box is across town, it makes it difficult to go to the 
> console to make changes.  Any guidance would be great.
sounds like an SELinux issue...do you have root privileges? Can you
check dmesg or /var/log/messages to see if your efforts to 'write' files
have been logged and why they aren't getting there?


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