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Old 07-31-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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Permission problem

Have a problem with permissions on some folders.

I am trying to change permissions on files and folders in my Windoze partition. Everytime i try to change permissions on files or folders, an error message says that i dont have enough authorization to make the changes.

I have checked all the files and they are all owned by root.

I am doing this through Konqueror. I have tried in the Super user mode and have also tried to make the changes by logging on as root.

Has someone else come across this and whats the best way to fix it.


Old 07-31-2004, 09:51 AM   #2
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Check how your windows partition is mounted in fstab. If it's mounted read-only, you might not be able to give write/execute permissions
Old 07-31-2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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This is what my fstab looks like

/dev/hdb2 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda3 /data1 ext3 acl,user_xattr 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/hda2 /Data ext3 user,acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hda1 /home/rsagoo/Windows vfat user 0 0

Most of the settings were done by installation process in SuSE. I am still learning what it all means.

Old 07-31-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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Try changing this:
/dev/hda1 /home/rsagoo/Windows vfat user 0 0
to this:
/dev/hda1 /home/rsagoo/Windows vfat auto,user,rw 0 0

That will mount it automatically for you (or use noauto if you don't like that) and it will mount it as read-write. Might help you...


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