I’ve encountered this error message when attempting to clone a git repo on a linked folder within WSL. This also happens on any mounted Windows drive when working with WSL
Cloning into ‘pw-iam’…
error: chmod on /mnt/c/projects/pw-iam/.git/config.lock failed: Operation not permitted
fatal: could not set ‘core.filemode’ to ‘false’
I’m not sure of the fix. Perhaps if someone stumbles upon this post could let me know, otherwise, this isn’t much of use other than a note-to-self blog post.