Root unable to change ownership and modify permissions

Hans Henry von Tresckow hvontres at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 06:32:33 BST 2010


On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 10:06 PM, I Am Me <theunknownandrew at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Guys,
>
> I am trying to change the ownership and permissions on a directory using
> the root login
> and am not able to do it. Here is what I have been trying :
>
> root at thishost:~# whoami; ls -ld /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root
> drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2010-04-05 09:52
> /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root at thishost:~# chown -R iamme /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root at thishost:~# ls -ld /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2010-04-05 09:52
> /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root at thishost:~# chmod 755 /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root at thishost:~# ls -ld /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2010-04-05 09:52
> /media/Andrew/Protected/Projects/
> root at thishost:~#
>
> I don't know If I am missing something very insignificant, and if yes I am
> not able to catch it
>
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Is /media/Andrew mounted rw?

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Henry von Tresckow (hvontres)
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