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Old 09-05-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Unable to delete the mounted files?

I have mounted a shared storage partition to my machine.When I am trying to delete the file its says readonly.
I too tried to change the ownership but its failing?
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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Are you sure you have read/write permissions on the shared device?

What is the shared "partition" on? another computer? a nas? some other device

How have you mounted it? nfs, samba, sshfs?

Please give us some more info. We can't see into your mind or computer

Old 09-05-2008, 01:40 AM   #3
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Sorry for incomplete info..

Its MSA 1500 Storage Machine shared partition /dev/sda
I have mounted my local machine /home/xxx to that..
I have mounted it through simple mount command
I have a user called fsdim as the ownership for the same
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Well, your_shadow03.

Seems like you don't have enough authorisation to delete files on the mounted partition.

You might want to use the following command when mounting:

mount //<ip address>/<share name> /media/Network -o user=administrator,rw,uid=<your user id>

For example:
mount // /media/Network -o user=administrator,rw,uid=500

-- The user id is your local user ID on the system, you can find out by issuing command "id" on bash or terminal

The above command will prompt for a password, put it in and you should be smooth sailing after that.

This is assuming that you are trying to mount from Windows operating system (CIFS), otherwise we'd have a different method ^^


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