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[ale] Cannot chown unowned files



Have you considered booting up with DSL, Insert, or Knoppix Linux.  Then
mounting that disk and looking at the binaries?

You should be able to revert the ownerships back as well as examine the
box for problems.

> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:08:16 -0400
> From: "C. Lee Davis" <lists at geographic.net>
> Subject: [ale] Cannot chown unowned files
> To: ale at ale.org
> Message-ID: <430C9B70.8040408 at geographic.net>
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> 
> I've got an odd situation.  Some of my files have changed ownership to
> an unknown user & group...
> 
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 122      114         39696 May  2 16:17 ls
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 122      114         54152 May  2 15:54 netstat
>   -rwxr-xr-x   1 122      114         62920 May  2 12:39 ps
> 
> There is no user 122 or group 114 on my system.  And I can't chown them
> back, even as root.
> 
>   host bin # chown root ls
>   chown: changing ownership of `ls': Operation not permitted
> 
> Anybody got any suggestions?
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