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I know there has been a lot of threads about this issue and most have been cleared up but not mine. I am a newbie and the terminal commands must be over my head. I tried to use pysdm but when it loads, it shows the drives on left window but everything on the right side is faded grey and no changes can be made. I had loaded pysdm via the software manager and then uninstalled and did the install via the terminal but same results.

So can someone walk a dummy like me through how to fix the permission issues on external USB drives, Internal Mounted Hard Drives and then on how to get Pysdm to work correctly?

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Run it with superuser permissions? – darryn.ten Jun 21 '12 at 12:23

didn't it asks for password? Open terminal and run gksu pysdm.

A detailed guide is here →

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