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external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby pennylurcher on Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:48 am

I have a external harddrive on USB.
if I go to "computer" the icon is there.
If I try to alter the permissions , it says I cant as the "owner" is root.
If I try to create a folder on that drive I get the same message
Now I know this must be simple but I cant figure it out.
I'm using daryna gnome.
could you please explain simply :roll: ?
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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby deadguy on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:47 am

Hello pennylurcher,

you can try this:

open a terminal and type:
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gksudo nautilus

you will be prompted for your password,
then nautilus will open in root mode.
<always be careful when you have root permissions>
navigate to your usb drive.
you should then be able to set permissions.
if you still can't you may have to edit your fstab.


cheers,

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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby newW2 on Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:58 pm

Take a look at this post - string. viewtopic.php?f=90&t=11537&p=71192#p70845
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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby pennylurcher on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:26 am

Nothing that I plug in to my USB hub (Hard Drive or PenDrive or Smartcard ) will allow me to use it.
so here is my fstab if it helps.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda1
UUID=e6e1d49e-e6ab-48df-a227-12cd529d6108 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda5
UUID=bcc15cd5-c5ad-4fff-bfc6-b1797837bffb none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec 0 0

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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby MagnusB on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:44 am

Try pmount:
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pmount /dev/sdxx folder

Folder is located in /media/
This has to be done each time you want to mount it, if you want to automatically mount it on boot you have to edit fstab.
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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby pennylurcher on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:24 am

And there is the problem :( I dont know how to edit fstab or what to put there !
and my family is pleading with me to reinstall Vista :cry: as they cant use their pendrives .
Dont want to install Vista ,help!!!!!
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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby MagnusB on Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:42 am

Ok, plug in the pen drive and post the output of:
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sudo fdisk -l
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Re: external Hard Drive permission refused ?

Postby pennylurcher on Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:05 pm

I plugged in one of the pendrives and this is what I got when I did sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3f56a670

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 9327 74919096 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 9328 9729 3229065 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 9328 9729 3229033+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sda: 262 MB, 262012928 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 999 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x4ac27a59

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 999 255727+ 83 Linux
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(997, 15, 32) logical=(998, 15, 31)
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