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Old 12-28-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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Help Me!! I can't write to a mounted (ext3) partition - permission denied!!


I'm new at Linux and I've been using openSUSE 10.3 just for a few days. This problematic partition is a leftover from Windows and was previously formated as NTFS. I reformatted it to ext3 because I couldn't copy a single file to it, but a folder "lost+found" appeared that couldn't be deleted and every time I try to copy anything to the partition "Permission denied" message would appear.

What to do? How to solve this?

HELP!!!
 
Old 12-28-2007, 03:01 AM   #2
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You need to find out the name of that partition (e.g./dev/hda3, or /dev/hdc4 or /dev/sda2 etc)
As root you can type '
Quote:
fdisk -l
' it will list all the drives.
Then edit your /etc/fstab file

Find the entry with the partition you are talking about and modify it. Mine looks as follows:
Code:
/dev/sda8       /home/sycamorex/data    auto            auto,rw,user    0       0
After you've modified fstab, as root type:
Quote:
mount -a
you should be able to write to it now.

hth

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Old 12-28-2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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I've tried modifying etc/fstab in Kwrite and Kate and each time I get message that I don't have write access to that file. How to change the fstab? Where's the problem?

UPDATE:

New problem, now I cannot write to external disks either!!!!! Where is the problem???
 
Old 12-28-2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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You open a terminal window and type
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su
After this, type the root password. Then type:
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gedit /etc/fstab &
Edit the file and save the changes.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 04:54 AM   #5
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I am sorry, if you do not have gedit, you can use kwrite or any other software instead of gedit.
 
  


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