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Old 03-22-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
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Ownership problems

---------x 1 64429 20895 135020960 Apr 12 1974 space.gif

I am having problems doing anything with this file as well as others. The user and group do not exist and root can not access it or change it. These files are preventing backups from running. Any ideas on what might be causing this to occur, and how to I correct it.
Old 03-22-2003, 12:40 PM   #2
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Do you have a kernel with extra patches or one that comes with your distro? If it's generic kernel, it's a filesystem problem. You should be able to correct it using 'fsck' from boot disk or installation cd (in "rescue" mode).
If you have a patch that doesn't allow root to do everything, you need another kernel, without the patch. Then you should be able to delete/copy/modify the file (as root).
Old 03-22-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
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Need to give it proper permissions. As is, only "others" can execute it and nobody can read or write to it.

Can root change the owner (chown)?

If so, change the ownership
In order for users to read/write/execute it:
chmod 700 space.gif

But you can probably set it to 755 so that everyone can read and execute.

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Old 03-22-2003, 01:37 PM   #4
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Root can not change anything that had to do with that file. I did some further research and found that chattr -i -a -S achieved what I needed to do.


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