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November 23rd, 2009, 03:20 PM
hello all...
i have a issue....with ubuntu 9.10
i plug HDD (USB) on my pc, when i login the HDD appear on my desktop, but when switch user the other person not can use the HDD....
How can I make the HDD is used for all users..??

November 23rd, 2009, 03:35 PM

plug the usb device and go to:

cd /media

and type:

ls -l

then you will see something like:

drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 2009-07-14 17:38 sda1
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2009-10-29 13:49 sdb1
drwx------ 12 YOUR_USER_NAME root 16384 1970-01-01 02:00 YOUR USB DRIVE

So, in order to change that you have to type:

sudo chown root /media/(name of usb drive)
also the:
sudo chgrp root /media/(name of usb drive)

I think that this will work.


November 23rd, 2009, 07:38 PM
I have exactly this problem, but when I try the chown command I get:

$sudo chown root /media/LaCie/
chown: changing ownership of `/media/LaCie/': Operation not permitted

I am pretty sure my password was correct, in fact I have trieed a few more times to make sure. It is very strange as I thought as an admin, you could get root privileges by using sudo.

November 24th, 2009, 04:20 AM
hello all....
i make the process mention claus, but when i loggin first appear my hdd...but if loggin second user not see the hdd....
any comments?

November 24th, 2009, 11:23 AM

reading this guide:

I would suggest you then to do:

chmod 777 /media/LaCie/ (where LaCie is the name of your device).