Re: Cannot change owner in hardy, root owns everything!
If your files are stored on a windows partition, you cannot change ownership to yourself, as it is. They do not support the same functions as UNIX filesystems.
The reason you are getting 'permission denied' is because the file is not executable. You need to set the 'execute' bit to make it run. Here's the world's simplest rundown of how to do it in a terminal:
Make it so creator can read, write, and everybody can read/run:
chmod 755 <file>
Make it a 'normal' file that creator can change and others can read:
chmod 644 <file>
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