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 really use it, and I can't organize it on my new ubuntu-based laptop. I would like to be able to just use these files normally.
I tried to go into the folder properties to see if I could change the permissions, but I got the following error message:
myname@mycomputersname:~$ gksudo nautilus Initializing nautilus-dropbox 1.4.0
ERROR:nautilus-properties-window.c:1836:schedule_owner_change_timeout: assertion failed: (NAUTILUS_IS_FILE (file))
Anyway, I would like to just remove the permissions from this drive if possible. There are other answers similar to this one but none deal with both mac drives and Ubuntu 13.04.
Update, I tried chmod and chown, neither worked and I got this message, repeated for every file in the drive.
chmod: changing permissions of ‘folder/filename.id’: Read-only file system failed to change mode of ‘folder/filename.id’ from 0644 (rw-r--r--) to 0777 (rwxrwxrwx)