Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: external harddrive problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Beans
    167
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    external harddrive problems

    I bought a backup 2T harddrive. On a different computer (running OSX) to my current one (Ubuntu) I added a lot files for back up. Now I want to change some of them but I don't have the right permission to change them. Nor using sudo am I allowed to change the permission/remove directories.
    As all my original files are still ok I can just wipe the backup drive and put the files back on it. My question is: How do I format the harddrive.
    It is a sata drive with a USB docking station. Ubuntu atumatically mounts it to media.

    Any help would be great thanks
    Thanks
    alea iacta est

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Beans
    12,991
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: external harddrive problems

    System->Administration->Disk Utility

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    PA., US
    Beans
    537
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: external harddrive problems

    I have multiple external hard drives; some esata and some usb. I have solved your problems many times, on my system, in the following manner: copy and paste this command into your terminal:
    Code:
    sudo chown -R abraxas334:abraxas334 /media/disk
    The above is assuming that your ubuntu log-in username is abraxas334 and that the mount point of your external hard-drive is media/disk. You can check the mount point by, after it auto-mounts, right click on the drive on your desk-top, left click on properties, then left click on volume.

    HTH,
    Side

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Beans
    167
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: external harddrive problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder1 View Post
    into your terminal:
    Code:
    sudo chown -R abraxas334:abraxas334 /media/disk
    HTH,
    Side
    Thanks so much that worked brilliantly!
    alea iacta est

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    PA., US
    Beans
    537
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: external harddrive problems

    My pleasure! Glad to've helped 'cause I've been helped so many times by the kind and knowledgeable folks on this board, it's really nice to return the favor .
    Side

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •