I am trying to set up Apache2 on Ubuntu 12.10 with XAMPP. I have an external HDD that I plan on using for the Doc-Root, so I changed the Doc-Root to
/media/root/external; but when I try to change the permissions for
other to read-only permissions, they just revert back to nothing (--). This happens when I try to change them through Properties, and when I go through Terminal.
When I use Terminal, nothing comes up; no errors, or anything, but when i go back to check the permissions, they are still (--).
After trying this many times, I thought I should change to owner to
nobody, since that's supposed to be Apache, but I still get a
403 error when going to local host.