View Full Version : [SOLVED] How do I get permission to copy files and edit folders on an external drive?

June 2nd, 2010, 05:10 AM
It is basically empty and formatted to one large partition of ext 3 within an extended partition.

I'm using the 10.04 boot disc on a borrowed computer that only runs windows.

Thanks for any help.

June 2nd, 2010, 05:40 AM
you should automatically have write access to an external usb hard disk when it auto mounts. for some reason if you don't have access you can launch nautilus with super user privilege by pressing F2 and entering:

gksu nautilus

be careful what you move or delete from your drive, since you will have total access you dont want to bork your system.

June 2nd, 2010, 06:01 AM