This worked on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I just switched to Ubuntu 18.04. This isn't working.
It's all updated.
I plugged in an external drive. I went and looked at the drive through the gui, if that matters. It does matter on an Ubuntu live CD vm apparently. So I did that.
On the 14 machine, I had to do this initially with an external drive so I had permissions on it. Maybe I also went through the gui properties permissions to set that to read/write. It's been a while.
chown -R myUbuntu18account: /media/myubuntu18account/longdrivenumber
I thought that solved it in the past, at least on Ubuntu 14.
I tried copying -- both through the gui and from terminal -- but when I copy folders/files off the external drive, I only get some of them. The external drive folder might be 20GB. I get 500MB worth of files. I checked permisisons on the files in the folder and it looks like most don't have my account listed with read/write permissions.
Am I missing or forgetting something? I'm pretty sure on Ubuntu 14 I just plugged the drive in, got the long, unique number off the drive's properties, and did a "chown -R account: /media/account/longnumber" and I was good to go for working with the external drive, meaning that I could just copy to and from it with ctrl-c and ctrl-v.
Help!!! Maybe it's something with setting permissions specifically, chmod xyz stuff, but I don't remember having to do that. I'm looking at notes and don't see anything like that before. Plus, I popped drive in and out often enough I'd remember.