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Partition Accessibility

Postby rgand » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:23 pm

I have Mint 18.1 and 18.2 on my computer. I formatted a partition Ext4 to use for common data storage. /dev/sdb3 in the image below.
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The trouble is, if I try to copy anything into that partition I get a message like this:
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How do I get permissions changed so that partition is usable?

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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby WharfRat » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:33 pm

Did you chown the owner:group to you :?:

Create a mount point in /meda and mount it there rather than the default used by udev/udisks
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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby rgand » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:39 pm

WharfRat wrote:Did you chown the owner:group to you :?:

Create a mount point in /meda and mount it there rather than the default used by udev/udisks

Thanks for the reply. Obviously I didn't do this because I don't understand anything you said. How do I create the mount point?
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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby WharfRat » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:47 pm

To create the mount point sudo mkdir /media/storage

You can call it other than storage, I'm using that for the example

sudo mount /dev/sdb3 /media/storage

sudo chown $USER:$USER /media/storage

You should be able to copy files there now.
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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby rgand » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:27 pm

Thanks, WharfRat. That did the trick. I appreciate your help on this.

I used the name of the label on the sdb3 partition. Am I correct in assuming the label on any partition could be substituted and consequently mounted that way?
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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby WharfRat » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:28 pm

rgand wrote:Thanks, WharfRat. That did the trick. I appreciate your help on this.

I used the name of the label on the sdb3 partition. Am I correct in assuming the label on any partition could be substituted and consequently mounted that way?

Although I usually use the device designation or UUID, it can be mounted by label with the -L mount option.
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Re: Partition Accessibility

Postby rgand » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:27 pm

WharfRat wrote:
rgand wrote:Thanks, WharfRat. That did the trick. I appreciate your help on this.

I used the name of the label on the sdb3 partition. Am I correct in assuming the label on any partition could be substituted and consequently mounted that way?

Although I usually use the device designation or UUID, it can be mounted by label with the -L mount option.

I'll remember that. Again, many thanks for the great direction here.

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