chmod : permission denied
I had my Linux installation crash so installed a newer version (Suse 9.0) on another drive (IDE).
I want to recover my email and other bits from the old drive so mounted it as su using
mount /dev/hdh3 /home/user/oldlinux
but when I ls -l the Mail directory I get
/bin/ls: Mail: Permission denied
chmod a+rwx Mail
chmod: failed to get attributes of 'Mail' : Permission denied
I can copy some of the files and directories to the new drive and set permissions.
Am I missing something?
Any help would be welcome.