permission problem again

Norberto Bensa nbensa at
Sat Mar 14 22:34:36 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 8:22 PM, Mahadi Hasan <tomahadi at> wrote:
> I
> can't change permissions of folders/files inside the drives even the
> folders/files inside my home directory. I used:
> sudo chmod
> But did not work. What do I do?

Nothing. It won't work. It's a vfat filesystem. It doesn't support
unix permissions.

If you want to use permissions, backup, re-format with a modern
filesystem (ext*, reiserfs, xfs, jfs...) and restore.

What I don't understand is: you talk about your home directory but
your drives are mounted on /media/c and /media/d. Can you be more
specific? Where's your home directory?

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