Unable to configure WHM on my server


Active Member
Sep 24, 2004
I have a dedicated server with Fedora Core2 and cPanel. I have been using it for more than 2 years without any problem. Recently I have tried to upgrade mySQL from 4.0 to 4.1 and got error message for missing mySQL.sock file. Then I have decided to reformat and reinstall cPanel on my server.

My ISP has installed Fedora Core2 and cPanel on my server but I am unable to configure WHM l because I am getting following error message

"Unable to read /etc/quota.conf, permission denied"

It simply hangs on this page and can not move to next page.

Can someone help me resolve this issue?


Well-Known Member
Feb 6, 2004
Bucharest, Romania
cPanel Access Level
DataCenter Provider
first of all, don't use fedora2.

it's obsolete, there are no more updates.

The distro of choice for cpanel seems to be centos(4.3 at the moment), i would go with that.

Second, if you insist on fixing fc2, login to ssh and

touch /etc/quota.conf
happened to me a few times, the file wasn;t there at all.