Changing permissions (chmod)
I'm trying to change the permissions on a partition so that I can copy files to it without changing to superuser. The partition is a VFAT partition I created to share files easily between windows and Linux - it's owner is root. I changed to root, then typed "chmod 777 /winshare" and got an error message saying permission was denied, which seems odd to me, considering that when I type "ls -ld /winshare" it tells me that the owner of the directory is "root." Clearly, the owner of a directory ought to have permission to do whatever the hell he likes with it. Help?
Additionally, is there a way to change to root in X? Thanks.