HD permissions stay put

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 18:10:44 UTC 2011

On 07/03/2011 11:06 AM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
> On 03/07/2011 18:53, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
>> On 03/07/11 10:49, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>>> Good day,
>>> I have a multiple boot internal drive (different linux
>>> flavors)(excluding windows).
>>> Have a external usb drive for backup between these different systems.
>>> Now booting in a different flavor the permissions change to numbers.
>>> My normal permission is johan johan. I am the only user at home.
>>> It is auto boot if from boot or later.
>>> Now as root  I change the owner and group -R.
>>> This is annoying . Is there a way to make it stick please.
>> Grab the UID and GID from the master machine and port them to the others
>> Example ->
>> Machine 1:
>> cat /etc/passwd |grep ^johan
>> Grab the UID and the GID (assuming  they are possibly different)
>> Example output: johan:x:1000:1000:Johan,,,:/home/johan:/bin/bash
>> 1000 is the number you want to grab, the second 1000 is the GID
>> Machine 2:
>> usermod -u [UID] johan
>> groupmod -g [GID] johan
> Hi Jordan,
> On machine 2 you need to be root to change the mod's.
> Groupmod was ok but usermod complains that I am logged in.
> Created a user and logged out/in.
> Still need my root password to to the change. Still complain.
> Any idea.
> Thanks
what do you get on both machines when you
execute the command  id
from the shell?

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