8526Re: [nslu2-general] How can I gain full access to NSLU2 formatted drive when connnecting it directly to a LinuxPC
- Dec 1, 2011On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Sledge Hammer
> OKDid a new nautilus (a.k.a "file manager") window show up?
> In terminal I typed gksu nautilus.... Now what.
> I still cant write to the External Hard Drive. Is what your telling me to do only the first step or what?You should. Since the nautilus you opened has root privileges. But
only in that particular window.
> Theres got to be more to it.That's what "gksu" is for.
> I would assume the drive has access rights created by the NSLU2 that are preventing me from mounting the drive read/write.
There are cases when a drive is force-mounted read-only, like when it
has unrecoverable errors. I can't think of any "newbie-friendly" way
to test or fix it though. My best advice at this point:
- make sure you try the operation (copy, etc.) from the gksu-ed
window, not from your normal nautilus window
- type "mount" from your terminal window, make sure the drive is not
mounted read-only for some reason. And make sure it's ext3 (instead of
some read-only fileystem like squashfs or whatever)
- get your local linux expert (or at least, someone who knows about
filesystems and permissions) to help
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