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Old 02-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
desbklyn
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chmod chown doesn't work on external drive


My Western Digital external 1gb hard drive has several files and folders. They are all owned by root, and when I try to change ownership using chown or a the Dolphin "super user" tool, after the process completes, I find that the folders and files are still owned by root. Ownership user/root and group/users is
owner => view & modify
group => view
others => view
On the advanced permissions, no bits are set.

I need to use this drive so that I can backup my data prior to a re-install. I'm obviously missing something basic.
I have read descriptions of the commands in the linux reference books I have on hand.
 
Old 02-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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Which file system is on the drive?

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Old 02-28-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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The file system on the external drive is ntfs-3g.

(after reading the other posts that were similar to mine, I cat'd my fstab file and saw this load line)

/windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8,nofail 0 0
 
Old 02-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Take look at
http://b.andre.pagesperso-orange.fr/...d-ntfs-3g.html

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