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Old 08-01-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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Changing ownership of folders


Hi

I've got a problem with changing the ownership of my pictures folder.
I mounted my camera:
[root@localhost ellen]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera/

then I put the pics in my pictures folder that are made in my windows partition. (I run dual-boot mdk 10 and win 2k)
[root@localhost ellen]# mount /dev/sda1 -t vfat /mnt/windows/BACKUP_BILDER/

Then I want to upload them to the net.
I have gFTP and use that. When I tried to change directory in gFTP I got this message: "Could not change local directory to /mnt/windows/BACKUP_BILDER: Permission denied"

So I thought I had to change the ownership to my regular user, ellen. But I can't.

[ellen@localhost ellen]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost ellen]# chown ellen /mnt/windows/BACKUP_BILDER/
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/windows/BACKUP_BILDER/': Operation not permitted

why can't root change the ownership of this folder?
 
Old 08-01-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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"why can't root change the ownership of this folder?"

The VFAT file system has no provision for ownership or permissions. So Linux fakes ownership and permissions by giving every directory and file in the mounted VFAT file system the same ownership and permissions as the mountpoint. You can change the permissions for everything in the file system en masse by changing /mnt/windows but you cannot change individual files or directories within the file system mounted on /mnt/windows. Also I think that you have to umount /mnt/windows before you can change its permissions and then remount it.

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