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Thread: Deleting a *.sys file

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    Default Deleting a *.sys file

    I have a file on my external USB hard drive called extlinux.sys. I don't know how it got there but I can't delete it as root and I can't change the permissions either.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Deleting a *.sys file

    Problem solved using "chattr -i extlinux.sys". Never used this command before.

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: Deleting a *.sys file

    ionmich wrote:
    > Problem solved using "chattr -i extlinux.sys". Never used this command
    > before.


    i am waiting to see how your system reacts, and wonder what put it
    there and what happens after you deleted it..

    well, it has been my policy if i "don't know how it got there" then it
    was probably put there by something smarter than me and i best leave
    it alone UNTIL i _know_ how it got there, what it does, and what might
    happen if i _try_ to remove it...

    if i _can't_ remove it using VERY little force i leave it until i have
    to throw the hard drive away...or, i find out how it got there, what
    it does and etc etc etc..

    ymmv, and you luck my be better than most...

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    brassy

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