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Old 11-03-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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problems with chown and chgrp


hi...

I've changed dist from slack 8.1 to 9.1 and wanted to bring along some of my files in /home/apax so i copied them to another hd...

now when the installation is complete i thought i wanted to put back some of the files. But no. Even as root I could'n change either group or owner for any of the files. And that goes for the entire hd... I'm getting a little frustrated, because I think "since I am the Super User, I should be able to change permissions of the file...."
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:16 PM   #2
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What's the error reprted when you try to chgrp/chown?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:16 PM   #3
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What command did you issue?

Did you get any errors back?

What filesystem are you using?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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this is an example...

root@vallby:/mnt/hd/apax# chgrp users Advanced\ Perl\ Programming.pdf
chgrp: changing group of `Advanced Perl Programming.pdf': Operation not permitted

I'm using a FAT32 partition, (i need it to be viewed from a win-partition)
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:25 PM   #5
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That explains it - you can't chmod files on fat32 since it doesn't support permissions.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:29 PM   #6
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hmm.... okay... but what whould i do to make the usual mortal users be able to view, edit and write/delete files on my hd? (the one with FAT32)
 
Old 11-03-2003, 04:44 PM   #7
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You can set options during the mount or in fstab to give users access as you see fit.
 
  


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