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Old 10-23-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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I am getting dang frustrated here


I need your assistance before I start reloading software.

I have a MP3 player which is owned by Root. I have tried the following:
- in terminal - chown as both my usual log-in and root...operation not permitted I ran chown as both su, root, and myself
- In Nautilus - I can't change any of the file attributes..again opening it as any of the users above.

I used to be able to copy files over to the MP3 player but not the Sandisk..but not I can't copy or do anything to the files on both.

Any further help is greatly appreciated.


Old 10-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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Hi Bob.

Please try unmounting your device with the "umount" command in the terminal. You will need to type "umount /dev/XXX", replacing /dev/XXX with the actual path to the device.

Then try remounting with "mount /dev/XXX /path/to/mountpoint -o rw,users", once again replacing /dev/XXX, and replacing /path/to/mountpoint with the location that you want to mount your device to.

The "-o rw,users" part of the second command tells your computer to let the device be writable, and to let users access it. Good luck

Also FYI, you will get help easier in the future if you put a descriptive subject title for your post.

Last edited by zuzoa; 10-23-2010 at 05:54 PM.


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