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External disk permissions and such

Postby rodvil on Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:55 am

Hello. I searched the forums but couldn't find the solution to this.

I have 3 external drives that I had in a while.
WD of 160GB - Partition: W95 FAT32 (LBA) - Contents: NTFS
WD of 500GB - Partition: HPFS/NTFS - Contents: NTFS
Lacie of 1TB - Partition: HPFS/NTFS - Contents: NTFS

I'm facing problems in all of them:
On MAC:
The WD FAT32 one I can not use in Mac, it does not mount.
The other 2 can mount in mac but I guess that due to permissions its not possible to copy things into them.

On Windows:
The 2 WD work fine, but the Lacie has permissions issues, I can not copy stuff into it.

I did not try them on other Linux boxes.
I use these drives as backup and archive for work and media, and I pass them around quite a lot. How do I make the drives be fully accessible by everyone in ether Mac Win or Linux?
I have really no knowledge at all about permissions, command line and such, is there a simple way I can follow to fix these?

Also regarding the future, should I change the format of the drives? What is the best external disk format to work cross platform?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: External disk permissions and such

Postby rodvil on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:44 pm

Anyone?
At least if you could help me to solve the permission issues of the lassie external drive that would be a big help...
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Re: External disk permissions and such

Postby swingrock on Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:43 pm

Hi,
for NTFS file system, you could try on your external hard drive to give acces to everyone :
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sudo chmod -R 777 /mnt/mounted_drive

please replace /mnt/mounted_drive by yourmounted drive location
for MAC, sorry, i don't know.

bye
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