View Full Version : [ubuntu] trouble with partition permissions and other HD ?s

January 2nd, 2009, 11:18 PM
I feel like this thread has been brought up many times, but I have scanned the forums and google and have yet to find a solution.
My HD is partitioned, using the ext3 format and gparted. I am having the problem of not being able to write to my partitions. I have tried several variations of chown commands but I always get the error "no such file or directory." I have tried mounting the volume and using /desktop/volumename as the location, it can't find it.
when I did ls -la /media the line for the partition read: drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2008-12-31 22:22 volumename.
I am pretty new at this so any detailed instructions would be appreciated.
I also have 2 swap partitions, I would like to eliminate one and create 1 bigger one, is this dangerous? Or will Ubuntu know which one to use automatically.
i really don't understand how to use gparted, because even if I have unallocated space it won't let me increase the size of other partitions. Is there something I have to do first?


January 2nd, 2009, 11:26 PM
(-->bottom, chown and chmod section)


sudo swapoff -a

or right-click on it in GParted. Delete and resize.

sudo blkid

find the new swap UUID and replace old one in fstab:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

sudo swapon -a