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I've tried removing the files and directory as root and as the user who owns the file to no avail.
I saw a similar post here and followed the directions specified but it did not work.
Anybody have any other suggestions?
Some more background info:
The orginal directory was where I was compiling an imap mail server; I was trying to delete the whole directory by using "rm -r courier-imap" when I started getting the errors.. I had run make as non-root (since the install instructions specified this)
I'm having a similar problem... even as root I can't edit /etc/fstab ... I can read it but I cannot save over it/delete it/write to it. I tried chattr, and chmod, and neither seemed to work. I realize this is a system file, but how does one make changes to it?
ok i figured out the problem. linux was mounting it as read only, so I just used the rw option at boot time. Anyone know why it would mount it as read only? Thanks for your help, by the way. oh and lachlan... i do know how to use vi