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Partition ownership

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:44 am
by locutus
On my laptop, I have a separate partition (fat32 or vfat) for storage that is owned by root. That's a pain! Using krusader in user mode always results in "permssion denied", so I have to start krusader in root mode, transfer the file or whatever, then close it. But if I try to change permissions to myself, either using krusader - root mode and opening the permissions tab and changing them, or using sudo chown, both result in "# chown: changing ownership of `sda3': Operation not permitted".

How can I change the ownership of the entire permission? Or is it because it's a fat32 partition that I can't?

Re: Partition ownership

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:41 am
by DataMan
I think that if you change the ownership and group to your user id, you'll be ok. If you use the root-mode for Krusader, you should be able to accomplish this under the properties. Of course, you could also do this in command mode by

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$sudo chgrp /media/somedirectory myuserid
$sudo chown /media/somedirectory myuserid
Hope this helps.

DataMan

Re: Partition ownership

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:36 pm
by locutus
Same result: "Operation not permitted". That was done on the command line. In krusader any changes I make simply do not take hold.

Re: Partition ownership

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:05 pm
by DataMan
Make sure you're using the root mode for Krusader (red icon).

-DataMan

Re: Partition ownership

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:11 pm
by locutus
I am. I have to use krusader root mode to write to the partition. Krusader user mode gets "permission denied" at every attempt to write to it.