I just bought a new laptop with a 512GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu on the SSD (using UEFI) and left the HDD for storage. I had Windows on it, but I deleted it. It had two recovery partitions left and an EFI partition. I assigned most of the left over space as an ext4 partition to use for data, with mountpoint
/BHDD. I left 100GB as unallocated in case I decide to revive Windows). I created symbolic links to my Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Music folders in my home directory. However, I can't download files to them - I get an error "Invalid Save permissions". I can create and delete folders or text files on
I am really confused what is wrong.
Edit: Output from
ls -l ~
total 28 drwxr-xr-x 2 bogdan bogdan 4096 Aug 27 19:22 Desktop lrwxrwxrwx 1 bogdan bogdan 22 Aug 26 21:29 Documents -> /BHDD/bogdan/Documents lrwxrwxrwx 1 bogdan bogdan 22 Aug 26 21:30 Downloads -> /BHDD/bogdan/Downloads -rw-r--r-- 1 bogdan bogdan 8980 Aug 26 21:14 examples.desktop lrwxrwxrwx 1 bogdan bogdan 18 Aug 26 21:30 Music -> /BHDD/bogdan/Music lrwxrwxrwx 1 bogdan bogdan 21 Aug 26 21:30 Pictures -> /BHDD/bogdan/Pictures drwxr-xr-x 2 bogdan bogdan 4096 Aug 27 00:21 Public drwxr-xr-x 2 bogdan bogdan 4096 Aug 27 00:21 Templates drwxr-xr-x 2 bogdan bogdan 4096 Aug 27 00:21 Videos
sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,ROTA,MODEL
sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,ROTA,MODEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL ROTA MODEL sda 477G 0 SAMSUNG MZNTN512 ├─sda1 vfat 487M /boot/efi 0 └─sda2 ext4 428.8G / 0 sdb 931.5G 1 HGST HTS721010A9 ├─sdb1 vfat 500M ESP 1 ├─sdb2 ext4 818G /BHDD 1 ├─sdb3 swap 7.6G [SWAP] 1 ├─sdb4 ntfs 852M WINRETOOLS 1 └─sdb5 ntfs 9.2G Image 1
Update: Interstingly, I can download torrents to the HDD using the default client provided with 16.04 -
Update2: I installed Google Chrome today just to test whether it will be experiencing the same problem and it is not. I can save files with Chrome wherever I want, so it seems like the problem is to do with Firefox.
Update3: Tried resetting my Firefox profile with
mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.old and using a clean one, however the problem still persists. Also tried reinstalling Firefox by first completely removing it from synaptic and then installing it again with synaptic. The issue is still present.
Update4: I have changed the ownership of /BHDD using
chown username:username /BHDD and also set the read/write permissions using
sudo chmod 755 /BHDD, but Firefox is still unable to save to this drive.