hard drive permissions

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at verizon.net
Fri Nov 21 22:39:35 UTC 2008

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> 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.
> In this situation I usually suggest to make a directory on the disk for 
> the user and then change the ownership of the directory for that user. 
> You can do it like this:
> sudo mkdir /media/disk/$USER
> sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/disk/$USER
> You may need to change the path where the disk is mounted but you can 
> leave the "$USER" part unchanged because the shell will replace it with 
> your login name.
> Nils
Ok, been away from this a few days,  working on video but I am fast 
running out of disk space.  Put in as per your direction, Nils,  It 
aparently went in alright as the new prompt came up.

sudo mkdir /media/disk/$USER   sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /media/disk/$USER  Changed user to doug my user name.  The drive permissions / in places 250GB media drive / properties and finally pemissions.  Both owner and groups belong to root.    

I guess what I am missing is the path where the disk is mounted I don't understand can you help me with this.

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