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Re: Ownership of filesystem

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Ownership of filesystem
Date: 01 Apr 2002 19:37:52 -0800
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Anita <> writes:

> I got through the installation and down to rebooting in multiuser, but I'm
> getting messages that my partition needs to have e2fsck run on it with the
> -b switch.  I ran e2fsck on it from Debian and it seems fine.  I'm wondering
> if this might have to do with the ownership of the filesystem.  I looked at
> the files and they are mostly owned by root.  When I set up the filesystem I
> did 'mke2fs -o hurd /dev/hda8' and I untarred it while on the partition
> using the same owner switch.  I note that the tarball itself is owned by
> root.  Sorry to be so dense, but I was expecting to see the files owned by
> hurd.  Is that supposed to be the case? 

The owner flag has nothing to do with the owner of the files.  

The owner flag picks out which variant of the ext2fs filesystem
format you are using.  (You must use the Hurd variant if you want
Hurdish features to work, which is essential for your root


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