Subject: Re: ex/vi: Permission denied
To: Laurens Vets <>
From: Rodrigo Fernandez-Vizarra <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/10/2004 13:59:12
Hi Laurens,

is your filesystem mounted readonly?

type this and then try to edit your file.

mount -n -o *remount*,rw /

Hope it helps,


Laurens Vets wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just installed NetBSD on my qube with the help of the NetBSD 
> restore cd.  I've added a user, but everytime I want to edit a file 
> with vi as that user, I got the error message: "ex/vi: Error: Unable 
> to create temporary file: Permission denied".
> I don't think this is normal behaviour, but has anybody also had this 
> problem with the restore cd?  And how do I fix this error?
> Thanks in advance!
> Best regards,
> Laurens V.