View Full Version : [ubuntu] change permissions for my 2nd hard drive

November 19th, 2008, 08:16 PM
How can i change the permissions for my second hard drive so i can add music ,videos and pics to it. Can any one help me? thanks

November 19th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Drives are normally owned by root, by design and for good reasons.

Probably what you need to do is make a directory (aka "folder") on that drive for your music, and set the ownership of the folder to the users (aka you).


Assuming your drive is mounted at /media/disk2, open your console window and

cd /media/disk2 {Enter}

sudo mkdir music {give password}{Enter}

sudo chmod 777 music

That's it. Exit the console, open the /media/disk2/music folder and have fun. :guitar:

November 19th, 2008, 09:04 PM
What is the filesystem of that second harddrive?

Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

sudo fdisk -l