Accessing external drive in Mint 6 KDE

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Accessing external drive in Mint 6 KDE

Postby anthony2010 on Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi there.

Im using this new mint 6 KDE and I have to say it rocks! Its got everything :)

I have one slight prob which is that I cannot move files to my external drive. Its formatted to ext 3 so thats ok, Its even seen by the system but it says 'permission denied'.

I thought this might be a matter of being in the right 'groups' based on a former life using openSUSE11.1, but Ive messed around there and its seems not to be the case.

I bet its something simple thats evading me! Any suggestions guys n gals?

ant.

n.b Ive attached a snaphot so you can see the prob in all its glory :)
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Re: Accessing external drive in Mint 6 KDE

Postby Decemberdoom on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:38 pm

Try running the following command.

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sudo chown -R *username* /media/disk 
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Re: Accessing external drive in Mint 6 KDE

Postby Fred on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:19 am

anthony2010,

Where do you have this external drive partition mounted and what is it's partition designator? If you can't answer these questions, do as I suggest below.

With your external drive connected, post screen shots of your partition tables as shown in Gparted. It is in your menu.

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Re: Accessing external drive in Mint 6 KDE

Postby anthony2010 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:59 am

Hi Fred.

ok Ive been through every single available program in kde and gparted ( which Ive used in the past with a gnome desktop) is not there. Honest! Quite how we edit partitions in kde is now a mystery!

What is there is kwikdisk and also what can be seen in the snapshot. The external drive is right there at just under 200 ( Not sure what happenned to the other 9% of the drive but hey :)

Heres the snapshot of that. Ive attached it.

Thanks for whatever you can think of!!

ant.
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