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Old 08-12-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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Root cannot change file permissions.


I'm trying to change permissions of /media so my regular user can write to /media.

I'm trying "chown -R aje:1000 /media" as root, but I'm still being told "permission denied"

What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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What's mounted on media? It could be that it's mounted as read-only.
If you mount it using fstab post /etc/fstab or if you're doing it manually post the command you're using.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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Code:
/dev/hdb1        /media           vfat        users,auto,rw,umask=000     1   0

note: I added the users option to see if that would have any effect on changing ownership. I have not rebooted or remounted the drive though ...
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:27 AM   #4
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Try:
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/dev/hdb1        /media           vfat        auto,gid=100,user,umask=000 0 0
And yes, you've to remount the partition using mount /media or reboot.

If you've doubts about the parameters you can check with fstab and mount's man pages.
 
  


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