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How can I fix the permissions to get rid of the following error and mount my USB and internal CD/DVD drive:

Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to `/media/bret' failed: Operation not supported

These drives worked fine in 12.04, but I apparently now don't have permissions to mount these drives in 12.10. I tried chmod in the terminal, but I couldn't enter as the superuser, so I seem to be stuck. Please help!

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If becoming superuser is the only problem, then do

sudo su root  

(a user who has proper privileges can use sudo to become superuser using her/his own password.)

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I'm also looking for an answer to this problem. I posted a question, which wasn't answered. But I've just found some info - its a bug that has been reported - see href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1048059">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1048059

This page gives an answer which seems to be working for me.

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