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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    Post the output of the following command please:
    Code:
    ls -al /media/zaivala
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ ls -al /media/zaivala
    total 12
    drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Apr 13 10:41 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 10 00:58 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 6 root users 4096 Apr 13 11:44 1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    And why would you run "sudo gksu nautilus"?

    gksu is a graphical sudo by itself. All you needed to do is run "gksu nautilus /media" to bring up nautilus with sudo privileges.

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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ ls -al /media/zaivala
    total 12
    drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Apr 13 10:41 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 10 00:58 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 6 root users 4096 Apr 13 11:44 1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    So all you needed to do to solve your original problem was to take ownership of the mounted partition:
    Code:
    sudo chown zaivala /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775

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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    So all you needed to do to solve your original problem was to take ownership of the mounted partition:
    Code:
    sudo chown zaivala /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ sudo chown zaivala /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    [sudo] password for zaivala:
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$

    Did anything actually happen? Doesn't seem like it...

    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ ls -al /media/zaivala
    total 12
    drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Apr 13 10:41 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 10 00:58 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 6 zaivala users 4096 Apr 13 11:44 1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$
    Last edited by zaivala; April 13th, 2014 at 08:28 PM.
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    And why would you run "sudo gksu nautilus"?

    gksu is a graphical sudo by itself. All you needed to do is run "gksu nautilus /media" to bring up nautilus with sudo privileges.
    Um, because I'm a stupid n00b and didn't know that?
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    Bump? Got so close yesterday and y'all stopped talking to me...
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    So what's the problem?

    You now have a partition that when mounted is owned by you with read / write access by you:
    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ ls -al /media/zaivala
    total 12
    drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Apr 13 10:41 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 10 00:58 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 6 zaivala users 4096 Apr 13 11:44 1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775

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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    No. I don't. I have a drive which is owned by Root and controlled by Root and is only read/write by Root. And because this is Ubuntu, I don't have Root password. I want it owned, read/write, and controlled by zaivala.
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    And because this is Ubuntu, I don't have Root password.
    The "root password" should be the same as the one you created when you installed Ubuntu.
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    Re: Can't get old Windows drive access

    Quote Originally Posted by zaivala View Post
    No. I don't. I have a drive which is owned by Root and controlled by Root and is only read/write by Root. And because this is Ubuntu, I don't have Root password. I want it owned, read/write, and controlled by zaivala.
    If we are still talking about the partition mounted at /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775 you have a partition that is owned by zaivala and controlled by zaivala and is read / write by zaivala and anyone who is a member of the "users" group. It says so right in the output of the "ls" command you did earlier:

    zaivala@zaivala-desktop:~$ ls -al /media/zaivala
    total 12
    drwxr-x---+ 3 root root 4096 Apr 13 10:41 .
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 10 00:58 ..
    drwxrwxr-x 6 zaivala users 4096 Apr 13 11:44 1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    Easy way to test it out. Open a terminal and run this command:
    Code:
    touch /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775/test.txt
    Based on the output of the "ls" command you should not receive an error message and you should have an empty file named "test.txt" in your partition.

    Now if you added anything to that partition as another user or as root itself then that's another story. You will have to change permissions or ownership on any of those sub-directories or files to you if you want to edit them. If this is just a data partition and not a system directory you can do a recursive chown to change ownership of everthing in it to you:
    Code:
    sudo chown -R zaivala /media/zaivala/1683ec7a-7bfd-4b8c-bccc-20bbeb2a5775
    BUT NOTE: If this new partition is now another OS or has any system files in it you will make a mess of things by doing this so it all depends on what you did to this partition after creating it.
    Last edited by Morbius1; April 15th, 2014 at 07:53 PM.

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