new to ubuntu; have a few questions
constantine at evanslabs.org
Fri Nov 10 05:46:25 UTC 2006
In your previous email it looks like you have too many slashes. For
example, for a user named cge to take ownership of the /mnt/hd
directory, the command would be "chown cge /mnt/hd".
You need to do this on the place where the drive is mounted. You don't
need to do it on the drive itself (the /dev/hdc or similar).
You might want to read the manual page for chown (with the command "man
Dwain Alford wrote:
> On 11/9/06, *Dwain Alford* <dwain.alford at gmail.com
> <mailto:dwain.alford at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 11/9/06, *Constantine Evans* < constantine at evanslabs.org
> <mailto:constantine at evanslabs.org>> wrote:
> ac wrote:
> To Dwain: You can make the hard drive so that only you can
> access it as
> your account. If it has a Linux filesystem, change the directory
> it is mounted so that your user owns it (on the command line,
> this would
> be chown username /path/to/mount/point). Then you can read and write
> everything on the hard drive, and can change the permissions so that
> others can't write to it, or even read to it if you choose.
> i did the chown and i own the folder (path to the hdd) now; however,
> there is an unknown owner and file group on the hard drive. i did the
> chown on the hdd and i didn't take ownership. how should i go about
> doing this?
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