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I've installed apache with php under Ubuntu 10.10. I need to change the DocumentRoot to a directory other than /var/www/ which is the default, but I get "Forbidden" message.

With /var/www/ everything is ok, I can also copy web directories to it and execute php codes, but it doesn't work at all for the other address, say /media/drive2/.

I even set permissions for /media/drive2/htdocs/ and all of it's children to 777(!) but I still get the same "forbidden" error.

Please help!



  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    Are you still trying to get apache to read and use your windows based ntfs partition?
  • ActiveX
    the /media/drive2/ is an EXT4 drive, I can see permissions assigned to my htdocs directory.
    I also use terminal for more assurance.
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    I was able to clone the contents of /var/www into a new directory /http/www and get it to work with minimal issues, the only issue was when I forgot the httdocs portion of the DocumentRoot option which value the same error message you are experiencing.

    Below if the old and new working value of the DocuementRoot option:
    #DocumentRoot "/srv/httpd/htdocs"
      DocumentRoot "/http/www/htdocs"

    In addition I had to change the Directory option a few lines below, shown below are the old and new values for that option:
    # This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
     #<Directory "/srv/httpd/htdocs">
     <Directory "/http/www/htdocs">

    Have you confirmed the that paths above are pointing to the correct locations? In addition can you post the ls -la output from you new www directory and htdocs directories here?


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