Originally Posted by cspearsall
I am trying to change the /storage to 777. I am logged in as root and the owner of the directory is root, but no matter what I do it will only give me -drwx-xr-x and will not let me write or transfer files to this directory. Any suggestions.
I'm guessing that /storage is a mountpoint.
It may be that the mount options for the /storage filesystem don't allow other users to write to the filesystem, in which case the permissions displayed are correct and you won't be able to change them with chmod (which will only change the underlying directory in the / filesystem).
You can run the mount command (no arguments) to see the filesystem's current mount options, and you should be able to edit them in /etc/fstab. You need to add the "users" option to be able to write it for everyone, or the "user=name
" option to limit to a specific user.
Hope that helps,
—Robert J Lee