Subject: Re: ex/vi: Permission denied
To: Rodrigo Fernandez-Vizarra <>
From: Laurens Vets <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/10/2004 14:06:37
Hoi Rodrigo,

Mount doesn't know the option "-n" and "remount"...  It's NetBSD version 
1.6.  I've read somewhere that it might be related to some dirs that 
don't have the right permissions set, but that's all I could find...


> Hi Laurens,
> is your filesystem mounted readonly?
> type this and then try to edit your file.
> mount -n -o *remount*,rw /
> Hope it helps,
> Rodrigo
> 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.