VT100 does NOT change permissions (says "Operation not permitted")

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  1. vmp510

    vmp510 New Member

    May 27, 2008
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    After 3 days of searching, I finally decided to post my problem.

    The basic premise is: I cannot change permissions with VT100 anymore.

    Any chmod 755 or 777 command is stopped with "Operation not permitted".

    This is on the latest TermVT100, I am on 1.1.4 and it worked a few days ago. Then it stopped working, no idea why. Would not let me log in anymore. Restore. Installed again with SUID patch, now it works again (no PW or LOG) but very change is "not permitted"

    I tried everything in the meantime, restored 10+ times. Basically, I cannot do anything. I cannot "patch" Mobile Finder because it comments the "fix" (the three command lines) on the homepage with "Operation not permitted". So Mobile Finder does not change any permissions. I do not have wireless lan. I've installed everything via iGopher (excellent, btw)

    Can anybody help? I'm really desperate by now.

    Thanks a lot,


    Found the possible problem: "Whoami" gives you a "mobile" so I am
    connected as mobile, not as "root". Why?
  2. redsaq

    redsaq New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
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    iPhone 4 (Black)
    Well, I needed root access too, so I have found a way. Here you go:
    1. Go to Installer and add this source: iphone.lenlolabs.com
    2. Install BSD Subsystem 2.x SU Replacement, it should be in tweaks
    3. Reboot
    4. Go to terminal(I have svn278)
    5. Write: "su" it will ask you to insert password, so do it: "alpine"
    6. Check it with command: "whoami", you should get root
  3. Sickly_slick

    Sickly_slick New Member

    Jan 25, 2008
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    lol open term-vt100

    type in login, press enter
    type in root, press enter
    type in alpine, press enter
    it says you're logged in
    type the commands and whatnot, and magically it works!
    +Rep if helped xD

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