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I am not sure if this is the correct forum but here goes...
When I edit /etc/samba/smb.conf I cannot save it (as root). The file has been made read-only.
When I try to change permissions (again, as root) I get this error:
[root@penguin samba]# chmod 744 smb.conf
chmod: changing permissions of `smb.conf': Operation not permitted
This is what 'ls -l' gives me:
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 1398 Sep 18 11:50 smb.conf*
Why can't I edit this file as root? I edited it in the past. I even tried it with Knoppix with the same result.
I am able to create and edit other files in this directory but not this one file. Does anyone know what is going on?
I am running Mandrake 9.1
I can't rename (mv). Also, lmhosts has the same problem. I am using gedit and have used kedit. (The window manager is KDE 3.1.) I have tried turning off the smb service with no effect. The funny thing is that samba in all other respects is working fine: files to/from Linux and WinXP. I would just like to be able to change the Linux shares.
Is there a way to see what is doing this?