change permission of a usb drive

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change permission of a usb drive

Postby gmanm1 on Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:26 pm

I have an external usb drive that I am listed as owner but root is listed as group. Please somebody tell me how I can become group. I have opened it in nautilus and it won't let me change group. When I change it in menu it changes it back and says I do not have permission to change it. There has got to be a way to use my own file , folders , drives like I want. What is the deal with this crap. I have opened it as root , but I am owner so I can't do it there either.

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Re: change permission of a usb drive

Postby BakUp on Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:37 pm

gmanm1, this is a double post. Please PM a moderator to have this deleted.
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Re: change permission of a usb drive

Postby OU812 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:26 pm

This worked for my external usb hdd:

chmod -R -v 777 /mnt/sdb

Replace /mnt/sdb with your device.

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