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Old 11-18-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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permissions using cmod/chgrp not changing


Hello,
I'm having a bit of a problem, browsed the forum and help, did what I think was noted there, but cannot change file-ownership to myself.
I have a second hard-drive with files from my previous system, but cannot modify these.
When I check permissions on my own folder I get
drwxr-xr-x 3 heyme heyme 4096 2007-11-18 19:51 Documents

Now when I try to change the ownership of the 'sites' folder to 'heyme' nothing changes..it stays root and plugdev..
I did sudo -i first to change to root.

root@heyme-huge:/media/sda5# chown heyme sites
root@heyme-huge:/media/sda5# ls -l
drwxrwx--- 1 root plugdev 4096 2007-11-18 20:59 sites

Same happens with chgrp heyme sites.

Something I'm doing wrong?
I'd like to give myself read/write access to the full sda5 disk..

Thanks already,
Heyme
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
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So would that be a fat32 or an ntfs partition?
 
Old 11-18-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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aha, yes, ntfs indeed.
Is it still possible to change the permissions or should I change the disk to FAT first?
And I still have windows running on that disk, and don't just yet want to throw that off as I still haven't found an alternative to flash..and don't want to damage that disk obviously..
 
Old 11-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #4
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Neither of those file-systems has any notion of linux' ownerships or permissions.
You'll have to modify the mount-options, but I'm not sure how to do that in the
buntus with auto-mounting.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 11-18-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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Right, thanks very much for your quick answers, appreciate it.
Did it quick-and-dirty, copied the folders I need to change to my documents, changed what I needed, and copied them back.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #6
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Putting this in your /etc/fstab should work on any distro that assigns 1000 as a UID and GID by default:

ntfs-3g rw,gid=1000,uid=1000,umask=0022 0 1


Ubuntu does it a little differently, by using the UID for user plugdev. That should work just as fine.
 
  


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