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Old 11-26-2018, 01:59 PM   #16
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ls -l on your partition, you'll see who owns it. if you're looking at root, then you need to change it to you or whatever user you want , and whatever group you want to own the partition. thus
Code:
sudo chown user:group /path to USB drive/ -R
-R is for recursive to change everything on the partition ownership
so:

sudo chown mc2635599:?????? /dev/sdc9/ -R

if so how do i find the group?
 
Old 11-26-2018, 02:04 PM   #17
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In many distros a group is automatically created with the same name as the user.
Certainly Ubuntu, Mint, Debian - and many others.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:08 PM   #18
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In many distros a group is automatically created with the same name as the user.
Certainly Ubuntu, Mint, Debian - and many others.
oh o.k. then:

sudo chown mc2635599:mc2635599 /dev/sdc9/ -R
 
Old 11-26-2018, 02:53 PM   #19
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what i want to know will i still have to change their mount points for plex, or if once they are ext4 plex will no longer have a issue seeing the data on them without changing the mount points to my user folder? thanks
You will have to "re-point" the Plex Library
Settings > Manage Libraries. Edit appropriate folder
Keyword is "Browse for Media Folder"
Point to resource you have rights to.

Lots of Documentation
NTFS to ext4 is do-able.

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Old 11-26-2018, 03:17 PM   #20
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You will have to "re-point" the Plex Library
Settings > Manage Libraries. Edit appropriate folder
Keyword is "Browse for Media Folder"
Point to resource you have rights to.

Lots of Documentation
NTFS to ext4 is do-able.
thanks for the info

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Old 11-26-2018, 03:53 PM   #21
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oh o.k. then:

sudo chown mc2635599:mc2635599 /dev/sdc9/ -R
it should basically be you if you are the only one going to be operating this. your user name and your primary group.
Code:
id
to find out what that is. uid:gid in printable names

Code:
lsblk
to find the partition. you have to use mount point. so if your file manager mounts it, use what it is showing for the path to that partiton in your argument.
Code:
sudo chown usersName:GroupName /path to partition mount point -R

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Old 11-26-2018, 04:14 PM   #22
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o.k. this is what i have from those commands:

Code:
mc2635599@LOTN:~$ id
uid=1000(mc2635599) gid=1000(mc2635599) groups=1000(mc2635599),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),115(lpadmin),127(sambashare)



mc2635599@LOTN:~$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 111.8G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   512M  0 part /boot/efi
└─sda2   8:2    0 111.3G  0 part /
sdb      8:16   0 465.8G  0 disk 
└─sdb5   8:21   0 465.8G  0 part /media/mc2635599/TV Series
sdc      8:32   0   1.4T  0 disk 
└─sdc1   8:33   0   1.4T  0 part /media/mc2635599/TV Series1
sdd      8:48   0 931.5G  0 disk 
└─sdd1   8:49   0 931.5G  0 part /home/mc2635599/Movies
sde      8:64   0   1.8T  0 disk 
├─sde1   8:65   0   936G  0 part /home/mc2635599/TV Series
├─sde2   8:66   0  35.6G  0 part /media/mc2635599/2635599's Docs
├─sde3   8:67   0  60.2G  0 part /media/mc2635599/Downloads - Torrents
├─sde4   8:68   0 311.7G  0 part /media/mc2635599/XXX
├─sde5   8:69   0    10G  0 part /home/mc2635599/TV Specials
├─sde6   8:70   0  40.8G  0 part /home/mc2635599/Music Videos
├─sde7   8:71   0 331.4G  0 part /home/mc2635599/Movie Series
├─sde8   8:72   0  97.1G  0 part /home/mc2635599/AAC's
└─sde9   8:73   0  40.2G  0 part /media/mc2635599/TV Specials 2
it's the very bottom partition i'm doing.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 04:37 PM   #23
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o.k. this is what i have from those commands:

Code:
mc2635599@LOTN:~$ id
uid=1000(mc2635599) gid=1000(mc2635599) groups=1000(mc2635599),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),115(lpadmin),127(sambashare)

mc2635599@LOTN:~$ lsblk
....
└─sde9   8:73   0  40.2G  0 part /media/mc2635599/TV Specials 2
it's the very bottom partition i'm doing.
Code:
sudo chown mc2635599:mc2635599 "/media/mc2635599/TV Specials 2" -R
I'd change that directory name to a no spaces in directory name name.
Code:
mv -v "/media/mc2635599/TV Specials 2" "/media/mc2635599/TV-Specials-2"
you'll have to tell every one that uses it the new name if you do that. Hopefully that plex(y) thing will accept that, if not just reverse the process.

that way you can access without the quotes.

then I'd think you will have to add yourself to that group mc2635599. being that is standard procedure to access something you do not own.
Code:
sudo moduser -aG mc2635599 userName
but check your how to set that up page.

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Old 11-26-2018, 06:59 PM   #24
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I find it useful to create some short symbolic links to access those mount points.
You can add or delete them as the occasion demands...
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:04 PM   #25
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BW-userx worked like a charm. thank you ever so much. one final question. now would i assume correctly that if i rerun mint as long as i use the same username i should have no problems with the drives and partitions i fix this way. thanks again.
 
Old 11-26-2018, 07:16 PM   #26
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Since you have
Code:
uid=1000(mc2635599) gid=1000(mc2635599)
which corresponds to the first user that Mint prompts you to create, you should be fine.

You will also be an admin user & can use sudo.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:28 PM   #27
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like @JeremyBoden said. if mc2635599 is your login user, then everything should be copacetic. Depending how how that mounts, and the permissions you put on a group you can also share that with other users that are in that group.
 
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:35 AM   #28
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copacetic - searched and found it at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copacetic
 
Old 11-27-2018, 11:46 AM   #29
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copacetic - searched and found it at https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copacetic
sorry for big words

now you can use that on other people.

so is everything copacetic with you, or what?
everything is copacetic over here, what about you?
so is that copacetic with you?
and many others...

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Old 11-28-2018, 05:55 AM   #30
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GAWD i haven't heard or seen "copacetic" used in years. thank you both again for the help and input, just about done with all my conversions and transfers.

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