I have a flash drive which contains recovered files from my old mac, I installed Ubuntu just to recover these files, I have no other purpose for the OS.
The drive shows owner "Root" and the files are owned by #99, so I cannot view or copy the files.
sudo chown -R /media/(rest of path)
prompts terminal to ask for my password, to which is alternately says either "chown: missing operand after" OR sometimes it says "invalid username"
what am I missing
Also, in one instance I seem to have succeeded, in displayed messages of changing the ownership of every file in the directory, this took several minutes. Then I went to the dir and the ownership had not changed!!!