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Problem Adding New Product
Total Posts:  35
Joined:  2008-02-28
Carthage, MO

I got Magento installed, and I was able to place new orders, and setup new customers, but when I tried to go in and add new products I get an error.

Unable to create directory ‘/var/www/virtual/xxxxxxxx/htdocs/media/catalog/product/’.

I checked the permissions on /media/ and they were 777 fully world writable. So I then thought well… maybe if I help it out a bit, so I created the catalog and product directories underneath and made sure they had the permissions of 777 as well.

mjohnson@node1:/var/www_local/virtual/xxxxxxxx/htdocs/media/catalog/product$ ls -la
total 8
drwxrwxrwx 2 mjohnson mjohnson 4096 2008-03-06 23:18 .
drwxrwxrwx 3 mjohnson mjohnson 4096 2008-03-06 23:18 ..

It still gives me the error though, and I can’t add any new products.

I’ve filled in all the required fields including the “Small Image”. The image I’m uploading is only 4k.
I checked the Apache error log, and didn’t see anything there relating to my request.

Does anyone have any suggestions of where to start looking to diagnose this?
Are there some logs somewhere that might have more details?

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