Originally posted by NLR
You need to set the 'other' to read and write.
Theres two options.
1) Allow every user to read/write/remove, they can remove any file, even if they did not make it. You do this just by setting other read and write flags like:
chmod -R o+rwx /storage
2) Allow every user to read/write, no one but the superuser (or a member of a group that is giving remove privileges) can remove files, you do this with t. Like:
chmod -R o+rwt /storage
Notice we changed x with a t, t is the sticky bit which stops file removal.
Hope that helps,
I have tired this, i don't have permission to do this even as root. I get an Operation not permitted, i think this has to do with the fact that it is mounted hard disk.
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 4.9G 3.0G 2.0G 61% /
tmpfs 507M 4.0K 507M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/hda7 4.0G 37M 4.0G 1% /home
/dev/hdb1 149G 36G 114G 24% /storage
/dev/hda1 9.4G 7.6G 1.8G 82% /mnt/winxp