Regardless of whether or not I'm super user, whatever changes I make to the permissions don't stick. I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 with the Dolphin file manager.
That's what the permissions are stuck at. If you need any other information just tell me.
Edit: I should include that I formatted it with KDE's own partition editor. This was the first time I've ever used it so I guess the problem could be related to that? --- The best you can is good enough.
#2nimrod5488Posted 8/1/2013 6:05:38 PM
Have you tried using chmod? I think that is what the command is.
First make sure you're using a filesystem that even supports permissions in the first place. If it's any variant of FAT it won't.
I just figured that one out myself. I switched to ext4 and it worked fine. But I found out the permissions weren't even the problem in the first place. The computer I was trying to grab files off of doesn't let anyone who isn't an admin use USB drives. Strange, I know. My dad must have done that by accident. He likes to tinker with things a lot.
Thanks for the help, anyway. I think it's funny how I get a quicker response here than I can at a dedicated Linux forum. --- The best you can is good enough.