I was trying to delete some torrents that I had downloaded with transmission-daemon and was unable to from my samba share on windows due to transmission's default file creation permissions.
I figured the best solution was to
sudo chmod -R 0777 /media/Storage (my drive with samba) but apparently not.
This locked both my windows user and my user on my ubuntu server out of the drive completely, with a message saying
ls: cannot access /media/Storage: Permission denied.
I am able to login as root with
sudo bash and make changes however I am uncertain as to how to make my drive accessible again.
ls -ld on the directory shows
drwsrwsrwx 39 root root 4096 Nov 17 21:20 /media/Storage.
I have also done a:
sudo chown -R [username]:[group] /media/Storage and a
sudo chmod -R u+rw /media/Storage. Both commands executed without errors but had no good effect.
I am running ubuntu-server 12.10 so no GUI available. Any ideas?