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Old 04-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Why can't I change ownership of files/directories in Debian Linux?

When I try to execute chown on files/directories, I am treated to the error message 'Operation not permitted'. This occurs regardless of whether I am logged on as root. I am attempting to do this on a drive that is used as a Samba share, if that makes any difference.
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Hmm, how do you mount the drive? Also, the drive is on your computer or on another? And, what distro/OS you use in the box that has the drive?
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I think remount your drive with Read/Write permissions........
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Actually, it depends on the server of the filesystem. Root may be denied access by the server.


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