I fail to delete the file
with size 0 and mtime Jan 1 1970 :?
[root@localhost application]# rm *
rm: cannot lstat `x-lyx.desktop': Permission denied
[root@localhost application]# ls
ls: x-lyx.desktop: Permission denied
same for chown and chmod
A bug in the reiserfs ?
try doing a reiserfsck on that drive while booted into a live cd...something may pop up.
you don't have to use a livecd to do this - append "init=/bin/sh" to your bootloader and use reiserfsck when the prompt shows up...
To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.
Point is to not use the rootfs when doing the fsck, and there init=/bin/sh doesn't help, that's why Penguin suggested to use a liveCD.