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    Cannot change disk write privaleges on secondary hard drive

    I have a home built computer with 2 sort-of old hard drives (PATA). I have ubuntu installed on the small hard drive (40g) and keep and install large files on the larger, second hard drive (Storage, 250g). I've had several problems associated with a lack of write permissions on the secondary hard drive. It's formatted as fat32 and I've used it with windows xp and 7 as well as with ubuntu. I've had the same problem with files created in ubuntu as well as files from when I was in Windows.

    I've tried right clicking on the hard drive, selecting Properties-->Permissions. Anything I change in that menu switches back immediately and no changes are made. I've tried chmod -R +w /media/Storage but it doesn't change anything either. It just takes a while for terminal to finish the command, but it doesn't fix the problem.

    And yes, I've tried all of these things both with the drive mounted and without it being mounted.


    etc/fstab if it helps. Anything else you need let me know.
    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
    /dev/sda1       /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
    # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
    UUID=a347b264-a10c-4dd6-85e7-21310cf5c024 none            swap    sw              0       0
    sudo lshw -c disk (EARTH is a dvd i have inserted, SATA)
    Code:
      *-disk:0                
           description: ATA Disk
           product: ST340014A
           vendor: Seagate
           physical id: 0.0.0
           bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
           logical name: /dev/sda
           version: 8.01
           serial: 5JXDCQSA
           size: 37GiB (40GB)
           capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
           configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000eb2fa
      *-disk:1
           description: ATA Disk
           product: ST3250623A
           vendor: Seagate
           physical id: 0.1.0
           bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
           logical name: /dev/sdb
           version: 3.04
           serial: 5ND2WCH4
           size: 232GiB (250GB)
           capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
           configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=971bf9fd
      *-cdrom
           description: DVD-RAM writer
           product: DVD Writer 1260d
           vendor: HP
           physical id: 0.0.0
           bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
           logical name: /dev/cdrom
           logical name: /dev/cdrw
           logical name: /dev/dvd
           logical name: /dev/dvdrw
           logical name: /dev/scd0
           logical name: /dev/sr0
           logical name: /media/EARTH
           version: KH25
           capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
           configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=77,iocharset=utf8 state=mounted status=ready
         *-medium
              physical id: 0
              logical name: /dev/cdrom
              logical name: /media/EARTH
              configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=77,iocharset=utf8 state=mounted

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    Re: Cannot change disk write privaleges on secondary hard drive

    first mount your drivs.Then from terminal use this command
    Code:
    sudo chmod 777 -Rf /media/your_drive_name
    hope it helps.
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    Re: Cannot change disk write privaleges on secondary hard drive

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