Author Topic: Folder LOCKED after update  (Read 4376 times)

RetroVibe (OP)

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Folder LOCKED after update
« on: June 16, 2021, 01:06:42 am »
When I had last official OS, I copied my games to "/media/data/roms".
Now with new firmware, this folder is locked and read-only (tried with commander, mass storage and ethernet).

Is there a way of moving/delete it or all I can do is reflashing?  :'(


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Re: Folder LOCKED after update
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2021, 03:54:59 pm »
It's likely due to the system thinking you're a different user and that those files were associated with the old user. If you can ssh into the system with putty or a similar program find the offending folder and run as root:

chmod -R 777 /your_folder_path

That will make the folder and all files within it have read,write,execute for root, all groups, and all users. I wouldn't do something like that on a PC running linux but should be pretty safe on a gaming handheld. Also, I'm not sure what username the newer firmware uses during normal operation, but if you found that out you could run as root:

chown -R the_username /your_folder_path

That would solve the problem with less of a "security issue". This simply changes the owner of all of the files to the username provided but doesn't change permissions.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 03:59:11 pm by overlord »


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Re: Folder LOCKED after update
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 11:50:36 pm »
An alternative would be to run, in telnet or SSH:

sudo mv /media/data/roms /media/data/local/home/roms

Then re-run the update OPK of OpenDingux beta (or update to a new one). It will re-set ownership of all files within /media/data/local/home.


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