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cant write to empty drive??
i just formatted it to ext3 and i can mount the drive, but it wont let me write to it.
i want to move my files from /home over there. (like music/vids/pics n stuff)
im using mint 4.0
i formatted it using gparted on the live mint disk
the only thing i knew to try was right clicking it and enabling read/write but it says:
"Sorry, couldn't change the permissions of "149.0 GB Volume"."
id like to rename this drive and be able to write to it
So you need to change your permissions in order for it to work.
this should get it to work:
sudo chmod ugo+rw /nameofmountpoint
sudo nano /etc/fstab
and change the name of the second entry of the drive: (for example change: /dev/sda4 /media/originalname to /dev/sda4 /media/newname) or whatever the case may be.
sudo chmod ugo+rw /media/disk (what the properties said the mount point was)
just made the drop down bars in the properties menu not useable, as in they would no longer drop down.
shouldnt the mount point be /media/sdb1 tho?
and sdb isnt showing up in the fstab either
GNU nano 2.0.6 File: /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 # /dev/sda5 UUID=3872536f-2d30-4b95-aca5-27266f31d3dd / ext3 defaults,errors=r$ # /dev/sda7 UUID=9f854564-a10d-4749-9dd9-2c5322bbbb14 /home ext3 defaults 0$ # /dev/sda1 UUID=B4A0F6A3A0F66AEE /media/sda1 ntfs defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0 1 # /dev/sda6 UUID=cde9efa6-f93b-498f-80cd-3c3ca577ca3c none swap sw 0$ /dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0 /dev/hdc /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec 0 0
josh@Maggot:~$ ls -la /media/disk total 24 drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 2008-01-13 14:16 . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2008-01-13 20:28 .. drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2008-01-13 14:16 lost+found josh@Maggot:~$
do i type
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
typed mount code
josh@Maggot:~$ mount /dev/drwx mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is already mounted on /media/disk mount failed josh@Maggot:~$
i right click unmounted the drive under computer
then i went back to the terminal and did this..
You will visit the Dung Pits of Glive soon. josh@Maggot:~$ mount /dev/drwx mount: only root can mount /dev/drwx on /media/disk josh@Maggot:~$ sudo -i [sudo] password for josh: The better part of valor is discretion. -- William Shakespeare, "Henry IV" root@Maggot:~# mount /dev/drwx mount: mount point /media/disk does not exist root@Maggot:~#
Hmmmm... perhaps I'm not good at explaining this, maybe someone else can try to help you out. Best of luck to you.
i mean, i didnt know..
so what does that mean..
since it didnt show sdxy
im really stuck here lol
You were almost right to start with. If I'm correct then your partition is already mounted so when you right clicked to change permissions you were on the right lines but you need to be root and I don't think Ubuntu lets you do that with th GUI.
sudo chown -R your_username /mountpoint_name/Pete
looks like i posted this at the same time as the guy above me..
ill try that and get back..
i don't know if this helps or not, but heres a pic of my volume properties. (rw is in there)
and one of the basic properties where it looks as if it dosen't know anything about the drive. and i cant believe lost and found uses almost 8 gigs..
well i messed around with that line of code up there and finally got it..
thanks a lot!
if i had a root account and just logged in as root would it have worked that way as well ? (im about to reinstall and am strongly considering a root account)
also, if i had a root account could i still sudo -i into root from the normal account..
hopefully this will keep working for a little while and i can get everything fixed..
i still have to figure out how to make it boot with more than 2 drives
i know that its relabeling my OS drive as sdb once i plug the third drive in..
but o dont know what in fstab to change.. or if i can even change it without the live disk (i aslo cant find my fstab with the disk.. i just get a blank page for what im assuming is the disks fstab) (if any of that made sense)