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Thread: Denied Access to Hard Drive

  1. #1
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    Unhappy Denied Access to Hard Drive

    I have a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quertzel) installed running on a ACER P6T SE motherboard. This is installed on the primary hard drive (dev/sda) and I have two other drives, one internal drive and one external drive. All are mounted.

    Since installation I have only been able to access the secondary internal drive (dev/sdb5) for read only when logged in as administrator. I can copy to it from a /home folder but cannot save directly to it. I have tried to change the permissions through Properties/Permissions. This states that the Owner is 'root' but all the options are greyed out. Very frustrating.

    Can anyone suggest a way of changing the properties so I can access it fully.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Denied Access to Hard Drive

    I think to change the privileges it would be
    sudo chmod -R 777 /media/name of drive you can't save to

    but I'm unsure that's correct so wait for an experienced second opinion before entering any code. I thought if you could mount it then you had full access to it.
    when on thin ice; dance

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    Re: Denied Access to Hard Drive

    It will depend upon the filesystem to which the partition/disk is formatted, and also how you are mounting the disk.

    Is it mounted at boot automatically?

    Let's see the output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 14.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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