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Old 08-23-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cannot change permissions as root???

Ive tried to change permissions to access my external HD as root, but everytime I try to save the modifications, it says "unable to change permissions" or something like that. If I cant change them as root, then how am I supposed to change them???
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You have to specify the perms when you mount that drive. Changing the perms of the mountpoint doesn't change the perms of the mount.

Next time you mount the drive - put the following at the end:
-o umask=0000
See if that helps.
Old 08-24-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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you should also note that FAT file systems do not have file permissions.

so maybe your external drive is formatted with this windows file system.......

mount it fdisk -l


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