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Old 08-07-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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Pemisions command needed for HDD


I cannot mkdir on an ancillary HDD

:/media/eeeb4ef8-a57b-40c2-b830-78adf552941e$ mkdir Lax
mkdir: cannot create directory `Lax': Permission denied
nnjond@nnjond-laptop:/media/eeeb4ef8-a57b-40c2-b830-78adf552941e$ cd /
nnjond@nnjond-laptop:/$ chmod 777 /media/eeeb4ef8-a57b-40c2-b830-78adf552941e/
chmod: changing permissions of `/media/eeeb4ef8-a57b-40c2-b830-78adf552941e/': Operation not permitted
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What is the output of the mount command?
Old 08-07-2011, 03:07 AM   #3
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I bet that, on the place you want to make a folder, you need Root rights. The dead giveaway:

Possible cause: the harddrive comes from annother system where the permission scheme is different. For example, you'd have a disk set up and running on Fedora, you'd set up a Linux (Arch, for example) on a different PC, add the disk to that PC and the rights/permissions would differ.

Either Chown the contents of the drive, or approach the data as Root.



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