[SOLVED] External Hard Drive Root Permissions

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[SOLVED] External Hard Drive Root Permissions

Postby Lupo42 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:11 pm

Hello all!

Just today I tried partitioning my 2 TB external hard drive with GParted. It all went well, up to the point when I couldn't add anything to the hard drive or look at the contents of it (lost+found folder). It's telling me that I don't have the permissions because I am not the root admin. As the sole user of the computer I'm on, I though that being root admin was the automatic thing, but seemingly not. For future reference, I made one ext4 primary partition, after having made two but realising that I wouldn't need two until in a few months' time.

Any help on how to unlock those permissions would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Luke
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Re: [SOLVED] External Hard Drive Root Permissions

Postby Lupo42 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:24 pm

The very helpful EyeR over on #linuxmint-help gave the me the answer I needed to type into the Terminal.

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sudo chown {user}  /path/to/change


Worked a treat!

Cheers,

Luke
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