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Old 01-26-2007, 03:16 AM   #1
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unchageable file permissions on fat32 partition


I have fedora core and windows Xp on computer a and I have ubuntu edgy (I believe thats 1.10) and windows XP on computer b. I am mostly working with computer a trying to set full permissions on fedora core.

I have monted a fat32 drive on linux to share files between linux and windows, but I can't save files to the drive from linux on ether computer.
I opened terminal in fedora and tried...

[user@localhost user]$ su
Password: (entered my password)
[root@localhost user]# chmod -R 777 /mnt/storage
chmod: changing permissions of `/mnt/storage' (requested: 0777, actual: 0755): Operation not permitted

What does this mean and how do i stop it? i'm not worried about other people useing or accesing my files I just want full access to them at all times.
please help this newb...
 
Old 01-26-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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I have same situation, when I get time I will work on that.
For now, what I do is go through a terminal as root, and use command:

mv -fra filename /mnt/data

The -f is for force without confirmation (so I don't have to hit (y) to confirm for each individual file.

The -r is for recursive, for a folder/directory, to make sure everything within gets moved also, if applicable.

The -a is for all files including hidden files if applicable.

Bash will tell me it failed to preserve permissions/ownership, which is not a big deal for me.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 03:32 AM   #3
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With Fedora 6, there is a super user file manager through main menu/system/more applications. You can use that also.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #4
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thanks Junior Hacker. mv -f worked perfectly. even dowm to the error "failed to preserve permissions/ownership" I appriciate your advice.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #5
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The problem you have is that since FAT inherently knows
nothing of linux permissions and ownerships. You can't
mimic linux perms on FAT - full-stop.




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