Tag Archives: sysadmin

The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items

I decided to make the topic the error message, since it’s what people often are searching for when experiencing a problem :-).

Problem scenario: You’ve downloaded a file from t3h intranetz on your Snow Leopard MacBook, and opens the file (possibly a PDF or DMG file) using the Mac. Then you try to copy the file to your SMB/CIFS network share (Samba/Synology/QNap/ReadyNAS/{your NAS device here}), but get the following dreaded and dumbfounding error message:

The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.

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freebsd-questions: When a System Dies; Getting back in operation again

FreeBSD logoThis post is fetched from the freebsd-questions mailinglist, and is a perfect example on how I consider the Linux/BSD world to be superior to Windows, at least in terms of systems administration. On Unix, it’s all just files, devices and bitstreams…

From: n j
To: Martin McCormick <martin@dc.cis.[obfuscateddomain].edu>
Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org

When a System Dies; Getting back in operation again.

> … What is the best way to restore the full system?
> Can I use the FreeBSD installation disk in rescue mode?

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