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measekite
27th February 2009, 03:29 AM
I have been downloading a file that had an abend on to a network drive running Windows using an ntfs file system.

I cannot delete it under either username or root. It is my understanding but I am not sure that Linux cannot change file permissions on an ntfs drive even if they are the owner or the root user.

If that is true Do I have to log onto Windows in order to delete it (or rename it). For some reason I cannot rename or delete the folder it is in either.

Hlingler
27th February 2009, 04:32 AM
It is not clear what you are doing. What is "an abend" ?

What are the permissions on the mount point (when drive/partition is unmounted) ??
What are the mount options/permissions: read-only, read-write, or what ???

V

measekite
28th February 2009, 05:02 PM
It is not clear what you are doing. What is "an abend" ?

What are the permissions on the mount point (when drive/partition is unmounted) ??
What are the mount options/permissions: read-only, read-write, or what ???

V

Abend is a programming term meaning abnormal ending for a running program.

I was downloading a file from the internet. My firefox crashed. The remnants of the file was left on an ntfs drive. The permissions or for root. Root cannot change anything. You get an error when you try.

So the original question still pertains. I think the answer is that you must go to Windows but I am not sure.