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Old 07-08-2003, 05:13 AM   #1
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Post Changing directory permissions

I am trying to change the permissions of my windows drive which is mounted in /mnt/windows. It is currently only rwx for root and anything I try to do to change it doesn't work. (i.e. chmod 777 <dir name>). The command seems to run, but the permissions don't change.

Any ideas???

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Old 07-08-2003, 05:50 AM   #2
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First up, Welcome to LQ

chmod and chgrp, along with chown will not work on non-linux filesystems (well at least windoze filesystems anyway) in linux, not like you are used to anyway. Instead, it has to be done during mounting of the partition that the files reside on, so look into your entry in fstab.

You are looking for adding a umask option, for more info search the boards and post back if you have more questions.



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