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Old 09-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
frangansell
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permissions issue using WD Elements 500 with Ubuntu 10.4


Hi there
I am using linux Ubuntu 10.4 I have used quite a few different Linux distros, I have an ext HD which is WD Elements 500 and at the moment I have trouble being able to move files from my Ubuntu desktop onto the WD hardrive, most recently when I have tried to move music which I had extracted from CD's to Elements to be able to use on my Mac I get this message:Error while copying: The folder 'Bond St Bridge' cannot be copied because you do not have permission on the destination(WD Elements)
If I right click and look into properties it says the 'filesystem is unknown'.
And under the 'permissions' tab it says 'the permissions of this 'usb0' could not be determined.
I have looked at the permissions in Mac and it is 'read and write'.
I have already synced my music to the cloud with Ubuntu and realise I can use this method but I still want to solve this and hope someone will help me soon.
Actually this is partly why I bought the Mac because I became really fed up with this issue.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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Try this command:

Code:
sudo blkid
The output should show your WD hard drive, what hardware device it is mapped as, and what type of filesystem. Give us the output please.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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hi
thanks for the prompt reply, following is the output from terminal
/dev/sda1: UUID="58b755a3-6978-4bb2-b74c-120c7ee28729" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sda5: UUID="c977b924-45a7-4d26-b9f4-6e86bfe7a966" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda6: UUID="fb7a349e-e83a-4f17-8e7e-3435ea43e889" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sda7: UUID="309bd077-4ca8-467d-b32a-778ce3a56482" TYPE="reiserfs"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Elements" UUID="BA7A-FB83" TYPE="vfat"
frances@frances-laptop:~$

Hope you cn help me
cheers
 
Old 09-14-2011, 12:19 AM   #4
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Try this command:

Code:
sudo umount /dev/sdb1 (if it isn't unmounted yet)
sudo mkdir /media/Elements
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/Elements
This shouldn't work but since it claims its an unknown filesystem, why not give it a shot.
 
Old 09-14-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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Thanks for that
you were right it did'nt work
ho-hum
Following was the terminal response
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
One can change the type of mount containing the directory dir:
mount --make-shared dir
mount --make-slave dir
mount --make-private dir
mount --make-unbindable dir
One can change the type of all the mounts in a mount subtree
containing the directory dir:
mount --make-rshared dir
mount --make-rslave dir
mount --make-rprivate dir
mount --make-runbindable dir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .

Am always open for suggestions.
Cheers
 
  


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