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Old 06-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Sharing partitions under Kubuntu and PCLinuxOS


I have installed Kubuntu as well as PCLinuxOS on my system.
Apart from the two partitions being used I have another partition in use. It is mounted under KoolDrive folder under root on both the installations. I am able to change permissions of files and folders in this folder under PCLinuxOS but not under Kubuntu.

If I execute ls -l in the folder, this is the following output:

drwxrwxrwx 11 root users 4096 2007-06-09 15:18 App
drwxrwxrwx 3 root users 4096 2007-03-11 16:58 Games
drwxrwxrwx 2 root users 4096 2007-06-10 18:30 MyHome
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root users 8947 2007-06-09 19:18 MyNotes.txt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root users 59 2007-06-09 16:26 test.c

(The rwxrwxrwx is because of my experimentations).

What I would like to do is to be able to create files, delete files, execute files and change file permissions from both distros. Sort of, use it like a shared folder between both installations.

For now I can only create, execute and delete files but not change permissions [I would prefer to have only a few files as executables, but all the files are now executables due to my previous experimentation with chmod].

The fstab line reads as follows on both the linux installations:
/dev/hda11 /KoolDrive ext3 user,exec,rw,auto 0 0

Please help me come up with a solution.

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:00 AM   #2
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Ubuntu flavours do not by default enable the ability to use 'su' to get root privileges. You have to use 'sudo' along with your user password.

I don't like that much, so I enable the ability to do a 'su' like any other distro. There are instructions on how to enable that on any Ubuntu system on their board.

Have you tried 'sudo chmod' ? Is that not working?


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