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Old 01-08-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Root cannot modify files in any way. Copied files from slackware.

I used to use slackware and then decided to change to Fedora.

I copied a folder over from slackware and now root cannot modify the files in any way. It says I do not have permission but I am logged in as root. I cannot change permissions either.

Is there any way to fix this?

I assume it is because the way the files identify root is different on slackware and therefore the files have a different type of permission or something. I'll emphasise that I am a linux newbie, so forgive my possible ignorance

Thank you in advance for any advice or help.
Old 01-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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What are the ownerships and permission of the file at the moment? Could you do ls -l on the directory containing the file and show us the output?


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