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Old 08-21-2003, 09:57 AM   #1
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Changing Permissions

I'm having some trouble with permissions.

I have a shared partition (Fat32, only because I created it when I still had Windows on this machine) which contains, among other things, my mp3 collection. I'd like to be able to rename the files as a user, so I sat down to give my user account write permission.

I su-ed to root, and then tried:

chmod -R 775 /mnt/Share/

And this only gave me Operation Not Permitted messages on every file. I figured this had something to do with who owned the files, so I tried to:

chown -R root.users /mnt/Share/

And got the same error: operation not permitted. Obviously I am doing something wrong, but who can tell me what? I am doing all of this as root.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-21-2003, 10:41 AM   #2
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If you want to allow normal users write access to a FAT32 partition,
take a look at this thread.


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