file system is 'read only', how do you change that
Hi, I have Debian and I have a drive that came off my Mac OS X. 10.5, I think anyway the disk on that machine has all my CD's that I put in itunes. I would like to recover this music as we had a flood and lost most of the CD's, so it's worth a little digging to recover them.
This drive is connected along with the other drives via the SATA interface within the computer. It is not plugged into some type of USB or other connection, so it's just like the rest of the drives on this computer.
When I try to go to the directory, it says I'm not the owner, so can't access the directory. If I go via an su terminal window and attempt a chmod, it says the file system is in 'read only' mode.
How to you change this? I understood that this (LInux) has the ability to read/write the Apple file system, so why is it mounted read only?
What is a 'special device'? Where in the docs do you find this information?
I then attempted
#chmod -v a=+rw jkwilborn
chmod: changing permissions of `jkwilborn': Read-only file system
failed to change mode of `jkwilborn' to 0666 (rw-rw-rw-)
I'm not sure how to deal with a 'special device' as specified by the mount command.
#mount -ov remount,rw '/media/Macintosh HD'
mount: special device remount,rw does not exist
Thanks to all for their assistance, without you people Linux would be much more difficult, you all deserve a 'pat on the back'!