View Full Version : [ubuntu] File Permissions for a partition

November 15th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Hey, I currently only have read permission to an internal partition mounted to /media/bigd
I really need to change it so i can write, how would I go about this? (Its FAT32 by the way)

Thanks, Fergus!

November 15th, 2009, 01:46 AM
If it's just for you you, you can change the ownership with the chown command. In a terminal:

sudo chown <your user name> /media/bigd

If it's for everyone, you can use chmod. In terminal:

sudo chmod 777 /media/bigd

The chmod option will give read-write-execute permissions to everyone -- not always the most secure option.

There are probably some GUI ways to accomplish this, but I haven't used Gnome or KDE in so long, I can't help you there.

You can also edit your /etc/fstab file -- search through the "Tutorials and Tips" forum for some good examples of how to edit /etc/fstab.