Can't delete a directory

April 16, 2010 at 13:04:24
Specs: Windows XP
Somehow, a directory named /transfer has had its permissions set to 0000. The directory is owned by root but, even as root, I'm unable to either change its permissions or to delete it. When I attempt to change permissions, using chmod 755 /transfer, the command completes without an error but the permissions aren't changed.

How can I fix this?


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#1
April 16, 2010 at 18:02:43
My guess is that you have file system problem. As root, try executing the fsck command, and then try to chmod the directory or remove it.

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#2
April 17, 2010 at 16:07:53
That would mean although root owns it there are still no permissions to do anything.

Boot to a live cd and delete the directory. Might work in single user mode but I doubt it.

I'd be kind of worried how that happened too.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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