Permission issues - operator error?
- Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:34:39 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Permission issues - operator error?
I'm assuming operator problem as I get same symptoms on:
two laptops each running different Debian releases (6.8, 9.1).
[both using MATE desktop]
two different media (32Gb USB flash, 240 Gb USB SSD).
Logged in as 'richard' I use Gparted (providing root password) to
repartition the drive. As I'm diagnosing problems I do a power off/on
cycle to force a cold boot.
After login in as either 'richard' or 'root' permissions are displayed
as "could not be determined".
As 'root' I copy a directory from a random partition of the hard drive.
Permissions for the directory and its contents are displayed as 'root'.
I change the folder ownership to 'richard' clicking on apply permissions
to enclosed files.
They enclosed directories and files are still owned by 'root' :<
With >50 years test/troubleshooting in various fields, do I have a blind
(P.S. I've even written test procedures - interesting experience ;)