View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cannot change disk write privaleges on secondary hard drive

Ninja duck
April 20th, 2011, 04:55 AM
I have a home built computer with 2 sort-of old hard drives (PATA). I have ubuntu installed on the small hard drive (40g) and keep and install large files on the larger, second hard drive (Storage, 250g). I've had several problems associated with a lack of write permissions on the secondary hard drive. It's formatted as fat32 and I've used it with windows xp and 7 as well as with ubuntu. I've had the same problem with files created in ubuntu as well as files from when I was in Windows.

I've tried right clicking on the hard drive, selecting Properties-->Permissions. Anything I change in that menu switches back immediately and no changes are made. I've tried chmod -R +w /media/Storage but it doesn't change anything either. It just takes a while for terminal to finish the command, but it doesn't fix the problem.

And yes, I've tried all of these things both with the drive mounted and without it being mounted.

etc/fstab if it helps. Anything else you need let me know.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=a347b264-a10c-4dd6-85e7-21310cf5c024 none swap sw 0 0

sudo lshw -c disk (EARTH is a dvd i have inserted, SATA)

description: ATA Disk
product: ST340014A
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 8.01
serial: 5JXDCQSA
size: 37GiB (40GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000eb2fa
description: ATA Disk
product: ST3250623A
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0.1.0
bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 3.04
serial: 5ND2WCH4
size: 232GiB (250GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=971bf9fd
description: DVD-RAM writer
product: DVD Writer 1260d
vendor: HP
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/EARTH
version: KH25
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gi d=1000,umask=77,iocharset=utf8 state=mounted status=ready
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /media/EARTH
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gi d=1000,umask=77,iocharset=utf8 state=mounted

April 20th, 2011, 05:45 AM
first mount your drivs.Then from terminal use this command

sudo chmod 777 -Rf /media/your_drive_name
hope it helps.

Ninja duck
April 20th, 2011, 10:49 PM
No Change.