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    Default Ownership Strange Behavior

    I have an external drive with Ext4 mounted with as follows in the fstab

    Code:
    //xxxx/xxxx/xxxxx/ /xxxx/xxx/xxx  ext4 defaults 0 0
    Everything was working perfectly, until I decided to create a new user to share a folder in that drive via FTP with my family. When I did this, by mistake I used the shared folder and changed ownership to this new user who belongs to the ftp group.

    Now the folder and all sub folders seem to be owned by this user. I deleted the user because I did not need to share the folder anymore, but now I can't write anything on it.

    I opened a super user dolphin window to change ownership of the folder and it says I don’t have access. I tried as su on konsole both with chow and chmod commands and in both cases it says permission denied. Finally I tried re creating the same user, but when I assigned the folder it said it was a read only drive.

    The questions is: How can I change the ownership of this whole ext4 and subfolders, so I can write on it?

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    Default Re: Ownership Strange Behavior

    On 2013-09-07 23:36, cepiolidus wrote:

    > The questions is: How can I change the ownership of this whole ext4 and
    > subfolders, so I can write on it?


    I'm sorry, I got lost with the long explanation.

    Do in a terminal, and paste it all back here, inside code tags:

    Code:
    su -
    ls -l /xxxx/xxx/xxx
    and indicate which directory of that secret path you want to access, and
    by whom.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Ownership Strange Behavior

    And all those xxxx do not make it more understandable by anybody. Do we have to believe that those are real? Or did you chance things? As long as there isn't a password in there, I do not understand this behaviour.

    Please do not only tell us your conclusions, but show the statements that brought you to that conclusion. Maybe we come to a complete different conclusion.
    Henk van Velden

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