hard drive permissions

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at 2008.43-1.org
Mon Nov 17 18:26:30 UTC 2008


Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at verizon.net> writes:

> Hi All,    I had to replace the second hard drive on a single boot 
> system. I have Ubuntu  8.04 on the first drive.  I partitioned the 
> second drive using the live Ubuntu cd.  The drive belongs to root and I, 
> as user, cannot add and remove files.  I kinda know how to change 
> permissions on a file, but have not figured out how to change a drive.  
> Everything I'm reading refers to changing permissions on a file but I am 
> working with a drive.  Can I get some help here.

If you are using a native Linux file system, changing permissions for the
drive is no different than changing permissions for a file.  You can
just use
    sudo chown myself /path/to/mount/point
to change ownership of the drive to your account.


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