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Managing rights to Hard drives

I have a 500 GB HDD divided in to five partitions and an 3TB HD. Ubuntu is installed one of the partitions on 500 GB HDD. I updated my Ubuntu from Ver 11 to Ver 14 but after that I lost permissions ...
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New HDD formating on Ext4 root permission

I have this new 80Gb HDD I want to use it as a backup storage for my actual system (14.04) not a server. I formatted it with Gpart but I just can't write in it, when I search for permissions it tells ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

I boot the computer from Ubuntu live usb hdd and created two new ext4 partitions by moving space from main hdd with gparted partition editor. but finally after rebooting I tired to move and create ...
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New Ubuntu Convert can't access external hard drive files / folders from iMac

I overwrote my iMac Mavericks OS with Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, I am having difficulties easily moving files and folders from the external hard drive (used with Mavericks). I am HOPING to be able to ...
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External HDD Permissions [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB External HD from which I used to boot Ubuntu. I now have Ubuntu installed on my main HD in my computer, and decided to reformat the external drive for basic file storage. I used ...
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Delete files on HDD while using LiveCD

I've got a little problem. After installing the latest upadates Ubuntu 13.10 (IIRC) and rebooting, I can access the GUI log-in interface, but after entering my password the monitor remains black with ...
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How to copy files to an external HDD from Ubuntu live session?

I have a 320 Gigs HDD with no partition and Ubuntu installed on it, but I can't see the display when it enters lock screen or the desktop. I tried running Ubuntu through a live USB Flash drive and it ...
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FAT partition seems readonly - but not always

I'm trying to delete data from an external FAT drive, which in the past worked. Now, after some system updates, it seems to be stuck in read-only mode -- although I can't figure out why. The mount ...
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14.04 2nd hdd can't change permisions

Hi there I'm new to Linux and ubuntu and iv'e just put in a 2nd hdd, I also have a ssd as my main drive. but I cant change the permission to allow me to place anything into the new 2nd hdd, please ...
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Can't share external harddrive

I want to share an external harddrive over my little network. I'm not using Samba, but the nautilus-share option (I know, also Samba). Right click on a Folder - Sharing Options shows an error message ...
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Problem accessing hard disk from administrator account

I logged in to my guest account and read the hard disk drive by entering the password and then I logged out from guest account and then log in to administrator account after doing this I am not able ...
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101 views

Unable to share folder on mounted hard disk

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 desktop version 64 bit and already installed samba. I mounted an extend hard disk onto /media/dongchirua/ (in this case, dongchirua is my username). Hard disk's label is backup ...
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Ownership of second internal hard drive

I can open nautilus file manager as root and tried various tutorials on this site but still having the same problem every time. I'm able to right click then select properties as root on my second ...
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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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File permissions change after copying to portable hard disk

I had copied a directory contain C language source code files and some shell scripts from my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit laptop to a portable hard disk some time back. I had copied it under root login. Now, ...
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I have a problem where sudo does not work can you help me?

Basically I have been following steps on this website to mount my hard-drive properly and now each time I try to follow the first step it says: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is sudo installed setuid ...
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File permissions USB hard drive Ubuntu 12.04

Sorry if this has been asked before, I searched and searched, but couldn't get to the bottom of this. I have a PC running ubuntu 12.04, which I'm using as a media centre. The internal drive has only ...
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Files that were deleted are still taking up space on HDD but are not in trash- Ubunt 12.10

This is the first time I have encountered this problem with Ubuntu 12.10 I am trying to restore data from an external hard drive using TestDisk 6.14. There were read problems so I aborted the app. I ...
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Installing Steam on Ubuntu 13.10 - Need Execute Permissions

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 for the first time (new desktop, figured I'd grab a Linux partition). I had a partition of a second hard drive I wanted to use for Linux file storage. I went to put my Steam ...
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I don't have permission to access other drives

After messing with the user accounts & names, I found I can't access my external drives without using sudo. So when I access one normally with cd "/media/john/FreeAgent Drive" I receive bash: cd: ...
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Unable to transfer data to or from mounted hard drive

So usually i'm good at sorting out issues. But this one has me at a loss! This issues has occured since upgrading my ubuntu so this was workingg prior. I use mounted hard drives to manage my ...
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Applied external HDD permssions don't stay permanent

I've added permissions to an external USD HDD to allow users to access the drive over a wifi network. I was having an issue with giving permissions for other users to access the drive. I solved it via ...
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File permissions on apple hard drive

I am attempting to help some friends with their old Macbook. The hard drive isn't boot worthy anymore but I can still use it on my hard drive dock. My friends want the 100 plus GB of images of there ...
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How to change permission external hard drive in ubuntu 12.04

I want to copy any file to my external hard drive. But always when I tried to do this I have next output: cp: cannot create regular file /media/NameOfCard/[file]' : Read only file system I also ...
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external hard disk keep unmounted and remounting

di had problem with my external hard disk , when i plug the hard disk the permission was read only , after adding a line in /etc/fstab : UUID=D04A-0AE4 /media/toshibaHDD exfat ...
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external hard disk READ ONLY

i have got an external hard disk TOSHIBA 1TB USB 3, the permission is always READ ONLY. fdisk -l (output) : Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, ...
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how do I set permissions in a RAID 1data hard drive?

I just set up 2 data HD on RAID 1 in Ubuntu 12.04 (soft-raid), they are ext4. However I can't figure out how to remove permissions on these drives to read and write. I tried using sudo chmod ugo+wx ...
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Denied Permissions to access and move folder from a Mac Hard Disk

I have a iMac in which the Hard disk has failed. I am trying to get files off the users desktop that has not been backed up. I cannot repair the Hard disk and do not have another Mac to transfer the ...
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How do I remove permissions on an external drive in 13.04?

I have two old hard drives from my MacBook that I would like to get usable files off of. The problem is I don't have permission to access the files unless I do gksudo nautilus, which means I can't ...
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how to manage premission for user group for internal harddisk partitions

someone suggest me that for managing permission for accessing the partitions of hard disk you should add users to group and now i have found from askubuntu.com that how to add user to groups. But i ...
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Change Ownership of External Hard Drive?

I recently bought an external hard drive on Ebay, I received it and plugged it into my laptop and when I tried moving files onto it, it refused me to drag them on. I looked into the properties of the ...
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Cant open second hard disk “permission denied”

I just did a clean install of 13.04 and now cant open any hard disks or hard disk partitions, it says "permission denied". I can open them as root but when I try and change the permissions it says I ...
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Cannot write to a newly installed hard drive

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10. My computer has 2 hard drives. The OS is on one and I want to use the second for movies and music. I formatted the the second drive ( dev/SDC1) as Ext4 with the label ...
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Unable to Use External Hard Drive (NTFS Formatted)

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 earlier today on an old machine I have lying around. I've never really used this variation of Ubuntu before and was hoping I could get some (straightforward) steps on how to ...
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how do i gain acceess to a drive that owned by deleted user on ubuntu 11.10?

I did some trial on command line and creating a user account from it, then I logged off and logging to that newly created account (let us call it newaccount). Then I mounted one of my drive (I named ...
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Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
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850 views

Creating folder in new HDD

I just bought a brand new 2TB harddrive mainly for storage. I formatted it as ext2. However, I cannot create a folder inside the harddrive, nor can I move files to the harddrive
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Need Help Changing Owner of External HArd Drive

My understanding of code is about zero. I can open a terminal window, and type commands that are given to me, but that's about it. If someone can help me with this question, and explain at a level I'm ...
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Auto mount & Permissions on a new hard drive

I have added a new SATA hard drive to my Ubuntu machine and I would like to auto mount and change the permissions on the drive so I can write to it. I have tried following one of the Ubuntu guides ...
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Changing permissions on a drive owned by root

Just installed 12.04, then formatted an external 2 Tb drive for use. My next step would usually been to have logged in as root, changed the permissions to my admin user, then logged back out. . . but ...
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External hard drive not allowing permission

My older mac recently kicked the bucket, and I decided to switch to linux on a newer laptop, My hard drive was fine, and I now use it as an external hard drive. The one problem though, is that I ...
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Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
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Mounting Second Hard Drive in Ubuntu 11.10

I've been trying to mount a second hard drive into Ubuntu. I've been following this guide and a few others that are essentially the same. Everything's going fine until I try to add a file or folder to ...
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1answer
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How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?

I have dual booted with XP and Ubuntu 11.04. Later I formatted Ubuntu partition with 11.10 now I have three drives one for XP other for UBUNTU and other for data when I log in into UBUNTU I am unable ...
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2answers
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How do I get root access to hard drive from livecd?

ubuntu 11.10 has faffed up on me, It wont let me get passed the login-screen ( i have been searching around online the last two days and none of the proposed solutions worked) as at this point I dont ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user

I have a number of drives internal and external. Some are partitioned. Most mount automatically at boot (all did at one point). One partition is owned by root and therefore does not mount ...
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Setting up a shared media drive

I want to have a shared media drive be transparently usable to all users, whilst also sticking to FHS and Ubuntu standards. The former takes priority if necessary. I currently mount it at /media/Stuff ...