Originally posted by subekk0
For lack of pointing out the obvious I would venture to say that you are having some serious permissions issues. I would start by looking at the owners and groups of all the folders to ensure they belong to who they are supposed to. I created a "test" user and did not add them toany special groups, just users. The onwer of the folder /home/test is test and the group is users. Furthermore, I created a test2 user and assigned them to the root user group now their folder is owned by test2 and the group is root. Likewise, with the user test, I added them to the user group root and it did not change the permissions on their folder, this had to be done manually.... you are definately having some interesting problems.
I checked my /etc/group, there is no other goup associated with the user. Of course, the user is not a member of root at all. You know what, I have another computer with CentOS4 running on it and it has the same problem. For the CentOS4 computer, one user belongs to one group only. The normal user can delete root's file located in normal user's home as well.