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Old 12-08-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
liontamer13
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problems with setting permissions for groups of files


I recently installed fedora 3 to dual boot with windows xp.

my problem is that I have a huge (120 gig) hard drive which I need to mount in the filesystem.
I successfully mounted it, and managed to change the owner of the hard drive to myself.
however, the subdirectories ownership did not change when I did this. is there a way to make it so that I can access any and all the files in my new hard drive without having to be root to access them, and without having to "chmod" each individual file and directory?

any suggestion is more than welcome, seeing as I'm at a loss.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:22 PM   #2
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chmod --help

if you dont know how to use a command, ask it for help....
this is a VERY valuable function.

go on,, run that command, the smwer should smack you round the face.
(and if it doesnt... RECURSION !!!)
 
Old 12-08-2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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oh happy day. such a simple answer. such is frequently the case.

thanks ever so much
 
Old 12-09-2004, 12:31 AM   #4
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alas. I spoke to soon. the chmod -R worked to a degree. It changed the permissions of the folders within the hard drive, however the permissions of the files within remained the same.
I also tried to use "chown" aswell, but the same result of the directories changing, and the files staying the same ocurred.

I feel it may be prudent to add that I had to download ntfs drivers from here in order to mount the hard drive, because the ntfs file system appeared to not be supported in my version of fedora.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:15 AM   #5
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the windows file-system NTFS does NOT fully support the UNIX access rights and ownerships.
also, last time i looked, the NTFS driver for linux was serverely limmited.

use a proper linux filesystem whenever possible
 
Old 03-10-2005, 12:16 AM   #6
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yea. that's what I've gone and done. I've converted the drive to ext3
 
  


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