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Old 03-12-2004, 04:54 AM   #1
AnnePeter
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Angry I Have a problem with the CHOWN command


People,

I have a problem with configuring a Linux server (Redhat 7.2). When I try to change the owner of a map, it does'nt work. I tried it in the root folder and also on other places of the server.

On this moment, I use a script for making userfolders, and everything works, but unfortunately not the Chown command. And never, an error occurd. I tried a much to solve it, can someone please help me?

You can also reach me on: annepeterpaul@hotmail.com

Thanx a lot
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:11 AM   #2
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Post the error message that you are getting, and the command you are running. I assume you are trying this as root? chown won't work for anyone else on the system.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:47 AM   #3
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Also make sure the filesystem you are using supports chown and/or chmod
I know for a fact that vfat doesn't, and I suspect there are others (SMBFS perhaps?).
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:14 AM   #4
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Heey,

I was looking for the error, and it is: It can't find the chown file.
And yes I'm using the good filesystem, en logged in as root
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:30 AM   #5
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Can you post the exact command you are running and the exact error message you get. The output of
Code:
mount
might be useful too. What does running /bin/chown tell you?

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 07:37 AM   #6
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Ah thanx for reacting, but sorry I'm re-installing my server again.

Thanx for all help

Greetz
Anne-Peter
 
  


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