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Locked data partition

Postby Kaye » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:56 am

Hey everyone,

I just downloaded Mint last night and something strange has happened (I think). I set it up manually to use a 1.5 GB swap partition, a 12 GB Linux partition, and a 135 GB data partition. The weird thing is that the data partition seems to be completely locked. I can't access the only folder in it (lost-found) and also can't add anything to it (any action gives me a permission error). Is there some way to fix this? Or is that how it's supposed to be? I'm really new to Linux, sorry if this seems stupid.

Thanks, Kaye
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Re: Locked data partition

Postby Fred » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:04 am

Kaye,

Look in your menu and open a program called Gparted. It is a partitioning tool. Post a screen shot of your partition table and we can go from there.

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Re: Locked data partition

Postby Kaye » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:30 am

Here you go: Image
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Re: Locked data partition

Postby Fred » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:11 am

Kaye,

What this does is change the ownership of the /data folder to jordan and sets the permissions so all users have read/write access to the folder's contents but nobody has execute permissions. Since this is a data folder you probably don't want anything in that folder to be able to run, or execute. Open a terminal and type:

sudo chown -R jordan /home/jordan/data; sudo chmod -R 666 /home/jordan/data

That should give you access to your data folder.

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Re: Locked data partition

Postby Kaye » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:26 am

The second command didn't work (it told me I was missing a parameter), but the first one allowed me to access the drive. Thanks!
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