Package Search
 
Members: 353 | Topics: 767 | Posts: 3211
We welcome our newest member: ClintBarton
Info
» You aren't logged in, login or registerOnline: No members and 13 guests | Time: 00:45
making external USB hard drive dir. writable again
paldo Support Forum    paldo    General Support
Reply Reply   Subscribe Topic Subscribe Topic
3 posts found.
 making external USB hard drive dir. writable again
Mitglied
 
 
 
Posts: 78
Registered: 2008-08-16
Phil,
I need to pick your brain for something that is tricky.
I have installed a few linux distros over the last couple weeks and my external USB hard drive has now directories that are locked.
I know there is a command that can make all directores "AND" sub directories read/writable again but I can't google it. All the links deal with dead ends and no one knows ... I guess it is difficult?

Would you happen to know this?

Also, is laptop touch pad tapping fixed in the latest paldo build?

P.S. sabayon is gone. Run slower and slower the longer I used it. opensuse I could not install because the partition editor is too stupid to bother with. How do they get a user base that is that large? Strange!
Profile   Private Message
Created: 2009-02-07 21:33 | Modified: 2009-02-07 21:35 by seanix
Highlight selected Text   Edit   Delete   Quote Reply
 Re: making external USB hard drive dir. writable again
Mitglied
 
 
 
Posts: 78
Registered: 2008-08-16
ahhh, never mind. Just found it.

OK, for those of you who have external had drives, it can happen that some directories are getting locked once you re install or install a new OS (operating system)

The magic command is:
sudo chmod -R 777 /media/***name of your partition or dir name/


Phil, still one question,
my ext3 directory on the internal drive starts now with a - ?
That never used to be.
the name displays as: /media/-media-vga/
Any ideas of what causes this?
Profile   Private Message
Created: 2009-02-07 21:44 | Modified: 2009-02-07 21:46 by seanix
Highlight selected Text   Edit   Delete   Quote Reply
 Re: making external USB hard drive dir. writable again
Moderator
 
 
Linux-Dude
 
Posts: 1187
Registered: 2006-11-23
Normally when you install different distros you'll create also different users.
Each user has a different ID. In paldo we use 1001, sabayon has 501 and suse starts with 1002. To get back to your rights as user you've to change the owner of the dirs:

Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
sudo chown USERNAME:USERGROUP -hR /path/to/the/first/dir


chmod 777 is never a good idea. It's like you want to use a lock and everybody can pick it with a straw.

With these cmds you can mount a drive in linux:

Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
sudo mkdir -p /media/YOURDRIVENAME
sudo mount /dev/YOURDRIVE /media/YOURDRIVENAME


Maybe you renamed it. On external drives paldo uses the name of the partition an creates the mount-folder temporary. You can change the label of a ext3 partition with:

Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
sudo e2label /dev/YOURDRIVE NEWLABEL


Profile   Private Message   E-Mail
Created: 2009-02-08 09:09 | Modified: 2009-02-08 09:09 by Amnon82
Highlight selected Text   Edit   Delete   Quote Reply
Subscribe Topic Subscribe Topic
powered by bitron board 1.23a