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Old 08-18-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Can't chmod read only folder on ext drive.


I have an 250Gb external USB drive. I can write files to it no problem however one of the folders is read only and i can't delete it.

tried
PWD
/media/New Volume

simon@ubuntu:/media/New Volume$ ls -oh
total 4.0G
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 100K 2007-02-15 17:54 data
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 8.0K 2007-04-29 20:37 Desktop Items
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 24K 2007-04-29 12:56 Dieu' Documents
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-06-12 17:40 downloads
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 8.0K 2007-08-17 18:26 From CDs
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 36K 2007-06-13 22:33 getDatabkRecovery
-r-xr-xr-x 2 root 4.0G 2007-02-08 18:45 kubuntu-6.10-dvd-i386.iso
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-08-17 12:43 My Pictures
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 24K 2007-02-15 16:59 recovered
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 0 2007-02-13 14:58 RECYCLER
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-02-13 13:32 System Volume Information
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 0 2007-01-30 09:18 $VAULT$.AVG


the folder 'data' is about 80Gb of recovered data from another crashed drive and I can browse the data fine in Linux but in windows it reads 0 bytes..


simon@ubuntu:/media/New Volume$ sudo chmod 777 data
chmod: changing permissions of `data': Read-only file system

simon@ubuntu:/media/New Volume$ ls -oh
total 4.0G
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 100K 2007-02-15 17:54 data
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 8.0K 2007-04-29 20:37 Desktop Items
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 24K 2007-04-29 12:56 Dieu' Documents
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-06-12 17:40 downloads
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 8.0K 2007-08-17 18:26 From CDs
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 36K 2007-06-13 22:33 getDatabkRecovery
-r-xr-xr-x 2 root 4.0G 2007-02-08 18:45 kubuntu-6.10-dvd-i386.iso
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-08-17 12:43 My Pictures
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 24K 2007-02-15 16:59 recovered
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 0 2007-02-13 14:58 RECYCLER
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 4.0K 2007-02-13 13:32 System Volume Information
dr-xr-xr-x 1 root 0 2007-01-30 09:18 $VAULT$.AVG


How can I delete this folder and get my 80Gb back?
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I assume that it's NTFS you have on that drive?

What does "mount" (just the one word in a shell)
tell you about it?



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Old 08-19-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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simon@ubuntu:~$ mount
/dev/loop7 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/sys on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
varrun on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755)
varlock on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devshm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
lrm on /lib/modules/2.6.20-15-generic/volatile type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/loop6 on /home type ext3 (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
/dev/sda1 on /media/New Volume type ntfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,umask=222,utf8)
/dev/hdc on /media/Mar 15 2006 #2 type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,utf8)
/dev/hda3 on /media/disk type ntfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,umask=222,utf8)
simon@ubuntu:~$
 
  


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