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Re: [Solved] No permission for mounted hdd.

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:24 pm
by nymphius
This helped me solve a problem as well. Thank you so much to every one who replied!

I just want to summarize the two key steps to make this work:
  • To actually change the ownership of an external hard drive or partition:

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    sudo chown -R $USER /media/user/backups-internal
    (In my case, the path was different due to my different problem)
  • To find out the partition names or owners:

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    ls -la /media/user
    or

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    lsblk -f
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In my case, I had a partition previously used by Timeshift for backups, and after uninstalling Timeshift, I couldn't make use of that disk space, despite deleting the partition, reformatting, etc. This helped me recover the partition.