Since you asked what type of operation do I need to perform while in the root of the graphical desktop enviroment, I'll be glad to tell you, maybe you can help me with my present problem.
One of my USB hard drives has a padlock on its folder in the mnt directory meaning I get a message saying I don't have permission to open the file (the contents of the USB hard drive). But the other USB hard drive opens okay and does not have a padlock on its folder.
I was thinking that if I could boot into the root of the graphical desktop, I would be at a better advantage to tweak some settings without getting the "not allowed" message.
I've already posted this hard drive problem in the hardware section of this forum but I couldn't really understand the solution that was offered me because I still consider myself a newbee with Linux even though I have had it for years.
I found the problem USB hard drive in the "change hardware" section of "configure my computer" program and I put a check in the box where it says "unmask=0022" to give read access to ordinary users and I saved it to fstab but it did not stick - the next time I rebooted, the check mark was gone again.
I also set custom ownership permissions for both the mnt folder and the USB hard drive using msec but that did not work either.
I just can't seem to remove the padlock from this folder. Note that this USB drive can indeed be accessed if I open it in root but I don't want to go to root to be able to access it.
Do you think you can help me?
Thanks much in advance,
Roy S. Smith
Last edited by rrrssssss; 11-19-2005 at 08:37 AM.