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cozski
January 13th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Hello

I re-formatted and external drive (500BG Buffalo) to ext3 and everything is fine apart from not having permissions on the drive - it says I don't own it. How do I ensure that I do? Thanks in advance.

BC59
January 13th, 2012, 06:16 PM
I don't know how you formatted the drive, but the best way is through Disc Utility. From the left panel click on your drive and then from the right panel choose the actions.

Morbius1
January 13th, 2012, 06:20 PM
sudo chown your-user-name /path-to-mount-point

cozski
January 13th, 2012, 06:29 PM
sudo chown your-user-name /path-to-mount-point

Apologies, but how do I know where the mount point is? Thanks.

cozski
January 13th, 2012, 06:31 PM
I don't know how you formatted the drive, but the best way is through Disc Utility. From the left panel click on your drive and then from the right panel choose the actions.

I formatted the drive using Gparted... if that helps.

Morbius1
January 13th, 2012, 06:35 PM
It's the location of the mounted partition. When you go into Nautilus where do you access the partition.

/media/????


sudo chown cozski /media/????

cozski
January 13th, 2012, 06:51 PM
It's the location of the mounted partition. When you go into Nautilus where do you access the partition.

/media/????


sudo chown cozski /media/????

It's the one below 'desktop' in this screen capture:

Morbius1
January 13th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Run the following command from the terminal

gksu nautilus /mediaThen right click 1c377532-7407-4ac1-b757-d91c7f7dc368
Select Properties > Permissions > Owner >

cozski
January 14th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Hey, thanks for that, fixed. So am I right in thinking that nautilus is maybe like File Explorer in Windows?

howefield
January 14th, 2012, 11:41 AM
So am I right in thinking that nautilus is maybe like File Explorer in Windows?

Yep. Nautilus is a File Manager.

cozski
January 14th, 2012, 11:44 AM
Yep. Nautilus is a File Manager.

Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I have another issue with another external drive.. should I start a new thread or keep it in this one?

howefield
January 14th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I have another issue with another external drive.. should I start a new thread or keep it in this one?

Always best to start a new thread for separate issues. :)

cozski
January 14th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Always best to start a new thread for separate issues. :)

Okay, will do, thanks :D