chown command fails

Bug #247940 reported by Daniel on 2008-07-12

This bug report was converted into a question: question #39026: How do I change permissions and ownership of files on NTFS partitions (chown command fails)?.

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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The partition is mounted with ntfs-3g (I think -- something like that) and I can create files, as well as edit the majority of files on the partition. However, for certain files I do not have write permission. The owner and group of the files are "root". I attempted to use chown to change the ownership to my own user account. chown does not change ownership or the group; the command does nothing at all.

Attached is the log from #ubuntu at (and miscellaneous comments) as it refers to this bug.

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Daniel (daniel-danielbridges) wrote :
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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a valid bug so we are closing it. However, because I can probably help you with the problem you're having, I'm going to convert your report to a question in the support tracker, as the solution may benefit other users with your problem.

The support tracker can be found at

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Invalid
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