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bio website brannerchinese.com
location New York City
age 54
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I'm a lexicographer of Chinese. I love TeX and regex, and other small but powerful tools.


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answered chmod always gets “permission denied”
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comment chmod always gets “permission denied”
Actually, the permissions on the NAS itself, as viewed on the web UI, were also all correct. I eventually got a response from someone on the Seagate site, and it seems a firmware update was necessary to repair the problem. All done now. Thanks for your comment, though.
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comment chmod always gets “permission denied”
@Shraddha: No. ls and cp for instance, work just fine. In fact, the last time I tried to deal with this problem (some directory permissions were d---------@), I ended up "solving" it by creating a new directory with correct permissions and copying everything into it from the old directory. But that's a very time-consuming solution and doesn't help me to understand the problem.
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comment auto-mounting shared folders in VirtualBox
The thing I find interesting is that in an older installation of 10.04 (on an earlier version of VB) I did not have this problem and was able to mount shared folders easily. So I suspect it has something to do with VB rather than Ubuntu itself.
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