Hi everyone, I'm trying to get a full blown GNU distro of Linux running on my note pro but I've hit a snag. It seems like the device should support it, but every time I try to run a script that creates loopback devices, mounts directories, etc. I get permission errors even though I definitely have root.
Here's where it gets weird. Completel Linux installer fails when it tries to run this command:
mknod /dev/block/loop255 b 7 255
and it gives this error:
mknod: /dev/block/loop255: Operation not permitted
Despite what the error says, the script is being run as root. The app automatically opens the terminal and runs the command as root, but I also tried manually executing su and running the same script but the same error occurs.
As an experiment, I tried manually running just that one mknod commad and it works fine. In fact, if I manually execute every line in the bootscript.sh file it all seems to execute perfectly fine. But if I put the exact same mknod command into a .sh file and execute it like this:
Then it gives the same error. Interestingly, if I directly run mknod as a non-root user it does not give me the "Operation not permitted" error, instead it says "Permission denied". I tried some other apps like Debian Kit as well and they seem to give the same error.
Any ideas why it would matter whether I manually enter a command into the terminal or whether I execute the same command indirectly from a file? I tried other terminal apps as well and it made no difference.