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    "permission denied" writing to data partition. fstab?

    Hello, I have a problem with my fstab, I suspect.
    I have a data partition mounted in fstab but it seems I cannot write downloads to it. Dropbox is on that partition and it does sync.
    here's my fstab: http://pastebin.com/vhPCmSsi
    and blkid: http://pastebin.com/uF5t7Yey
    ...the reason I suspect there is a problem in fstab is that I get a permission denied error for the downloads.
    Also, I can't copy local files to that partition. but then how is Dropbox granted permission?
    Thanks, Ben

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    Re: "permission denied" writing to data partition. fstab?

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-fstab-831446/

    most likely the directories on that mount dont allow you to save new files.
    i'm not an expert, but could you list the access rights and permissions of the directories you want to write to?

    we need to see if your user is able to write to those directories.

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    Re: "permission denied" writing to data partition. fstab?

    Quote Originally Posted by marinara View Post
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-fstab-831446/

    most likely the directories on that mount dont allow you to save new files.
    i'm not an expert, but could you list the access rights and permissions of the directories you want to write to?

    we need to see if your user is able to write to those directories.
    /\/\/\
    You might have to CHOWN/CHMOD the folders like he is implying, also I would look at the documentation for this.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...ountPartitions
    Last edited by Insomn1a; October 15th, 2012 at 03:45 AM.
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    Re: "permission denied" writing to data partition. fstab?

    I did this yesterday:

    Code:
    sudo chown -R USERNAME:USERNAME /media/mynewdrive
    applied to my computer translates to:

    Code:
    sudo chown -R ben:ben /media/LinuxData
    To check if it had taken effect, I checked the permissions under properties in Pcmanfm: it says owner of the directory is ben, owner has read and write permissions. After I ran this, yesterday it still did not work.
    However, today it does

    Well, solved I guess!

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