Permission issues after installing external USB disk drive
I've just installed and mounted an external USB hard drive. Everything seemed to go well but there are a few issues:
I've done everything as root. As root I've created a folder on the drive and try to chmod that to 777. I don't get any errors but the permissions remain 755.
Another issue is regarding the folder names that I've copied to it. Those are music (artist folders). Folders that contained only caps (and or numbers) - like 'REM' or 'U2' - are suddenly converted to non-caps - 'rem' and u2' - while folder names like 'Tracy Chapman' remain unchanged.
Could anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong or what I need to adjust?
Your help is highly appreciated!