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Ownership on USB drive correct but read/write permisisons denied

I am really at a loss with this problem. I recently changed UID numbers of my users (username was kept) because I changed authentication to kerberos/ldap authentication. This works all fine, I have ...
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Unable to change permissions for group on USB drives

I have newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 for a media server. My problem is that I have all the media on external USB drives. The drives are write/readable by the user & Files explorer but Plex Media ...
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Ubuntu: remount troubleshooting

I've got: read-only USB device. I want: Remount it with RW permissions sudo mount -o rw,remount /media/user/MyPassport/ Problem: mount: /media/user/MyPassport not mounted or bad option
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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How to make ubuntu-13.10-server installation writable?

I have downloaded and dd'd a thumb drive with the ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso file (sudo dd if=ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64.iso of=/dev/rdisk3). Unfortunately, after the installation the thumb drive is ...
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Cannot delete .Trash1000 folder on USB Drive

I have my pendrive working fine if I use it on Windows XP, but it contains some files (1.1GB), including .Trash1000 folder, and it is not allowing me to delete that. I tried the following, but none ...
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Permissions setting on a thumb drive

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. My laptop is a Dell Insperion. I plugged in a thumb drive 64 gig into the USB drive. About a week later, I plugged in the drive again and it said that I could not ...
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USB drive - cp: cannot create regular file, Read-only file system

I am able to copy files from a USB flash drive, but I cannot get the data (files) into the flash drive. It is showing: cp: cannot create regular file `PENDRIVE/12_angrymen.avi': Read-only file system ...
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Using Ext4 partitions on external storage

If I want to use a USB flash memory or an external hard disk to transfer data and at the same time I want to use ext4 partitions on them. How could I do that without getting problems regarding ...
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1answer
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Access USB Flash drive from Wine

Im trying to use recuva (a file recovery program) on WINE because some files on a corrupt USB Flash drive just did not get restored using PhotoRec for linux. The problem is, I can't select the USB ...
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1answer
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“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
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Mount USB drive with write permissions for everyone or specific user

I know there are similar questions but I get some specific problem I can't overcome. I have: HDD split into two partitions. /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2. sdb1 is NTFS and I don't need it. I need sdb2 ...
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Mac - Install from USB - Permission denied

I'm following the official instructions for burning an Ubuntu image on a USB stick from a macbook pro. Step 8 when trying $ sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m I'm getting ...
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1answer
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External USB hard drive formatted E2fs/E3fs permissions

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop computer. I have an external USB disk drive formatted E2fs/E3fs by another linux system (specifically a Linksys NSLU2 running stock Linksys firmware). From the ...
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What kind of FileSystem do you recommend for USB Flash Drive?

This is a problem I'm having when using Ubuntu: I have two computers that have Ubuntu installed on them (comp1 and comp2). I create a document with Ubuntu on comp1 and then copy the file onto a FAT ...
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USB Device first mounted as root, then by user

When I connect my Kindle, it shows up as an usb0 media, which I can read but not write (owner = root). However, if I do sudo umount /media/usb0, usb0 gets unmounted and a Kindle media gets mounted ...
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2answers
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Can't mount USB flash drives or my CD/DVD drives

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 ...
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How can I change permissions on external drives?

I wanted to change permissions on my external drives that are automounted however I have tried by sudo nautilus and then going to gui and permissions and changing it however it does not let me. I ran ...
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How do I mount USB drives as given user automatically?

How do I get my USB drive to auto-mount as owned by 'me' rather than by whomever is logged in to the computer screen at the time? Often I SSH into my computer while someone else is using it, and so ...
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mount -o rw,<user> /dev/src1 /media/<mount-name> not working

I have burned the ubuntu iso distribution on my flash drive and I boot into ubuntu from the flash USB drive. Note that I am using the option 'Try without installing ubuntu' while booting. The problem ...
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Nautilus automount - controlling GID/UID/mode bits

How do I set GID/UID and mode bits assigned to the directory in /media, to which my USB drive is auto-mounted when I plug it in (i.e. to the directory, which represents the drive itself, e.g. ...
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File Permissions on files copied from USB do not match File Permissions of files I create in Ubuntu

When I create a file in Ubuntu, it creates with only read/write permissions for the owner. But if I copy a file from a fat32 USB drive, the file permissions give read/executable powers to Owner,Group ...
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1answer
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Can't set permissions for USB drives?

I'm trying to set permissions for folders on USB drives that I've mounted with Nautilus, but when I change the permission, it just changes right back again. No error message or any other explanation. ...
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How do I set executable permissions on a removable drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and using a usb drive but I'm finding that I can't chmod any programs on the drive to +x. It is being auto-mounted by Gnome (using udev, I think?) so I imagine the problem is a ...