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Old 05-24-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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Question Can not add data to hdd

Well-ehem. Problem is that i can not add images to my 3tb hdd (seagate).
I have done: Properly installed OpenSuse Leap 15.01 with kde plasma.Printer,Geforce card,ssd etc works very fine.
But that i can not move my images etc to my hdd- i got only message:access denied and yes my hdd is mounted. Should i delete partition and create new one?How? Can someone tell me how (like to little child).I ask this because i am newbie and i love my new OS!

ps file system is ext4 and mounted /dev/sdb1
Old 05-25-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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You are logged in as a user that has no rights to write to that HDD.

I would say that you did not mount the disk in the intended way. First attempt at a solution: Unplug, then replug it. It should normally be mounted automatically with the correct permissions.

If this doesn’t help, fix the permissions. This can probably be done from the GUI by right-clicking the directory where you want to copy the files to. Or use the command line, e.g.: chown USER DIRECTORY, where USER is your user account and DIRECTORY is the destination directory.
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On what directory is that disk mounted? You can use the mount command to find out. Then determine its ownership and read/write permissions from the parent directory with ls -l (the -l option gives you a long listing).

For example, I have in Slackware a directory /mnt/lfs on which I occasionally mount my Linux From Scratch system. If I type "ls -l /mnt", I get several lines, one for each subdirectory, of which one is:
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 May 6 17:50 lfs
This tells me at once that root owns the directory /mnt/lfs and has write access to anything mounted on it (rwx means read-write-execute), but other users do not (r-x). Changing the ownership with chown as suggested above should fix that if I actually wanted to write to it.

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