I am su root and I cannot change ownership??
This makes me crazy! Maybe someone can fill me in. I transferred a file from my home directory to a Western Digital external hard drive. When I do, the ownership of the file is automatically changed to root. The "group is also changed to root. I want to change this file's ownership so I can use it as a regular user. So as root I go:
But I'm not allowed to change this file's ownership even though I'm root! If root can't change the ownership of a file, then who can???
chown -R dapperdan:users file_in_question
Any help appreciated.