General :: Locked Files On HFS - Home Partition Shared Between OSX
May 17, 2011
I dual boot into Arch Linux and OS X 10.6 on my MacBook pro. I synced my UID between both OSes and created an HFS partition (with no journaling) to use as a shared home/Users partition. For the most part it works just as I'd expect, but sometimes when I'm booted into OS X certain files are "locked" (when I get info on a particular file the "Locked" box is checked under the "General" pane. I can resolve the issue by manually unchecking the box) and/or I get "Operation not permitted" when I try deleting or chmod'ing a file. In both cases I don't see anything out of the ordinary on the permission bits displayed with ls -l, except for a trailing '@' character in the position where the sticky bit would normally occur:
This '@' character shows up on ALL normal files, so doesn't seem to be linked to the locked/operation not permission situation.
On the Linux side of things I never have permission problems. To the best of my limited knowledge and experience with ACLs I've not found any ACLs on any of the files in question.
For what it's worth, I do most of my file editing using emacs (Aquamacs in OSX), is it possible it is setting weird permission bits?
What is the "locked" setting that OS X uses and does it have a permission bit equivalent (so at the very least I could recursively unlock all files in my home directory from the terminal) why might some, but not other files get "locked" when booting into OS X what is the meaning of the '@' character?
I have a separate ext4 partition which contains all my data (music, movies, etc). When I delete files from this partition it is very slow because it copies files from my data partition to the Trash folder in my home partition. How can I avoid this? Can't the trash be configured so that it uses a trash folder in each partition instead of copying files to another partition (which is slow).
Installed Ubuntu along with Debian on my Notebook and use Grub Manager to choose between them on startup. Since i like Debian now a lot (in past days it was a very hard system to handle, but there has been some progress i noticed), i have to change some things (want Debian as main system now) For Ubuntu i have: (was meant to be main system on Notebook) "/", "/home" and a "swap" partition, but since i am now going to use mainly Debian, i wanted to store my files all in the "/home"-folder of my extended Ubuntu partition (has much more space available) not in the "/home" folder of the Debian system. So i want both (Debian and Ubuntu) to use the same extended partition ("/home") which i created for Ubuntu to save their files like downloads, videos, and so on.
I'm pretty new to Linux. Though I've used it for a little bit, I barely know any shell commands. I recently migrated from Mint to Fedora. Installation went fine and I thought I was doing great until I tried to copy something onto one of my ntfs partitions (I got them automounted through changing fstab). Now I can't change the permissions with sudo chmod... it says I can, but nothing changes. And, while the folders are listed as allowing rw for the user group I set up, I can't actually change anything. I'm guessing I've done something wrong with my fstab file.
My fstab file is:
I should probably note that I'm using NVIDIA fake RAID 0, which is why my device locations are all /dev/mapper/nvidia_fcficeibp#
The command I have tried to change permissions is:
I have a laptop running two versions of openSUSE, 11.2 & 11.3M5. I'm using a shared /home partition for both.I would like to have different desktop settings for each version but haven't been able to figure out how to do that. Primarily different wallpaper or background color.I know I could use different users on each version, but then I wouldn't have access to all the sub-folders from the other user.
Trying to clean install 11.2 dual boot with Win xp already installed. How do I create a new home partition, don't want to preserve the existing home partition from a previous attempt. DVD installation and automatic config keeps saving the thing.
I am using rhel5 running as samba PDC.Most of the user save their data on a common folder on the server.Now I want to backup this data to some other location to have redundancy.It could be external USB HDD or other folder on the same server.How to create backup script and automate it using cron.
I am trying to copy my hidden files in /home/myusername to another partition. I have also edited /etc/fstab to reflect the change. After reboot, when kdm appears and I try to log into kde, the latter complains that it has no write permissions to write to /home!
The commands I used, are:
To create a directory myusername in the new partition:
To copy the contents of my previous /home/myusername with the new partition mounted on /mnt:
Does anyone know what may be wrong. I am having the impression that it may be because I was root when I used cp and it messed some file permissions, but should it?
I've always been a fan of Fedora since the first distro. I remember downloading 4 cds and then relizing that I only needed one. ;D Anyways, I've been using Ubuntu for years. I've gotten tired of the Ubuntu fan boys and just the responses I get from saying that Ubuntu was my distro. I've moved to Fedora to simply learn and understand the yum system which I already enjoy using in the terminal.
All of that set aside, I've kept my Ubuntu /home partition (ext4) in tact as I always do moving from distro to distro and have never had a problem. The thing is, all the distros I've tried have deb based. Now, my /home partition is roughly 56gbs. Nautilus shows free space as 8gbs currently on my parition so I know the files are still there but why won't Fedora read them? It must be a permission thing, but what? If I must loose my /home it's fine, however I'd much prefer not to.
I've been playing around with stuff lately, and I was thinking that I could theoretically move my personal files to another partition, have it mount under /home/User... then change the system partition to 6 or 7GB and go about my merry way...That way, if I need to reinstall the os, or when the next release comes out, or even install another primary system, I could just wipe the system partition and keep all my data on the HD...just make an fstab entry like:
/dev/sda3 /home/User btrfs default 0 2
or something, and them BOOM! it's done. I am the master of my domain.
While trying to install a new copy of my distro today, I paid attention for the first time to the installer asking what the /home partition will be (presumably meaning I can put my /home partition of a partition separate from the operating system). Can I safely install /home on the partition where I keep all my non-Linux-related data? Will that be deleted or otherwise disturbed? (Space is not a problem.)
I'm setting up a Linux machine thet'll be shared by several users, some of whom will be admins. Is there a way to restrict access to a user's home folder (encrypt or block completely) for other regular/admin users?
i wanted to migrate from ubuntu (still sux since 2008) i removed the main partition (/) and mounted the old home partition as a home partition for the new installation (kinda dumb, but still my files aren't deleted) anyway, the gnome desktop sux, it looks like the regular gnome desktop and not the one i used to use in gnome, how to change that
I dual boot, in the process of installing Windows 7 & Fedora 13 on a new drive. Back in the day when it was risky for the newbie to read/write NTFS, I created a "shared" FAT32 partition. Even though the later Fedoras could read/write NTFS fresh out of the box, I have kept the "shared" partition for my important files (email, documents, digital camera pics).
Now that I'm installing Win7 and Fedora 13 on a new hard drive and I'm partitioning my disk, I'm scratching my head trying to decide how I should format this partition. I was considering the FAT32 again, but I'd like 50GB, not just 32. At the same time, I'm thinking of making the size sacrifice because, and maybe this is just carryover from the olden days and groundless, I have an irrational worry about using NTFS for my most important files.Maybe someone could assuage my fears. Is it just as safe, at this point, for files to be on a NTFS partition and run under Fedora as they are under FAT32?
I used to have three partitions: Win7, Fedora 12 and a NTFS-Storage-Partition.Now I had to reinstall Win7, it doesn't see any files on the storage partition;Windows shows the whole rest of the disk including the linux partition as one drive with 7gb of 80gb free, I can also open it but then there is nothing in it.Linux is still working and everything on the storage partition is still there and accessible in linux.any suggestions? do i have to tell windows the partitions or does it have to do a scan or something?
After a powerdown during my upgrade of Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04 that rendered my operating system useless I can get to my /home folder. The /home folder is locked and can not be copied or read. This means I can't reinstall my stuff and keep my files. The rest of my data (except for the /root folder) seams to be unlocked. How can I get to my /home folder? Does anyone know how to unlock it?
The FHS doesn't seem to have anything like it mentioned. In the Linux directory structure, which directory is purposely designed for storing shared files/documents among Groups or Others? By 'shared files/documents', I mean e.g. documes from a collaborative projects.If such 'purposely designed' directory does not naturally exist, how do people usually do that?
I am running Ubuntu 10.4 I am coming from a windows background and I want to know what is the proper way to share files among multiple users on the same Linux box. In this particular case, I will be sharing jpg images.
I do not have any shares defined and I am not (to my knowledge) running Samba.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. When I run Ubuntu 10.04 LiveCD and I start GParted I see that there is a "key" on my swap partition marking it as locked I guess. When I right click, I cannot select "Delete" option. What does this mean? What if I want to rearange my partitions sizes including swap partition for whatever reason?
I had dual boot on my Asus laptop, Windows and Hardy. Then my Windows XP crashed and the person who repaired installed Windows 7 but didn't preserve the dual boot prompt on startup. I've explored BIOS but there seems no way of accessing my Ubuntu partition that way.
I have used linux on and off for a few years now but still jump between distros.
I have just got my old toshiba laptop working (got lucky and got given another broken laptop for free and managed to merge them into one working laptop )
I am about to install mint 10 RC and fedora and just realised why on earth have I not created a seperate partition for /home?
I have done a quick google and I know it can be done but I thought id ask you guys if you had any tips or advice on sharing files between 2 or more distros?
I have found a how-to for this but if there is a specific tutorial that you would recommend?
Doing some more research into it and I have found that sharing the /home file is 'not adviced' unless using differant user names for each install... so I am now planning on making a /data partition instead.
I am running Ubuntu with root on one partition and /home on another. I am proposing adding another distro (probably openSUSE) with its root on a partition which is unused at present, and the same /home partition as Ubuntu. Will using the same /home partition for two distros work? I realise that I will have to use the same usernames and passwords for both.
I was updating from 10.04 to 10.10 earlier today when my laptop shutoff in the middle. I fixed a grub error by reinstalling it with a live-cd, and found out I had a "kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on" waiting for me. I booted an alternative kernel and tried fixing things from there, but got "general error mounting filesystem". So, I tried a live-cd and when I mount the partition, it is read-only. I tried running fcsk to no availThe only thing I could find helpful was this."It's probably because your filesystem has suffered a failure - it is configured by default (in /etc/fstab) to remount as read-only in such cases in order to minimise the risk of data loss."
I had Ubuntu 10.04 on this machine and wanted to convert it to a dual boot. It's a 500GB hard drive. The HDD had 3 partitions: one really big one, and two swap areas of about 6 GB each. I ran GParter and carved the big partition into a 100GB partition and a 400GB partition (less the swap areas). Then I installed Windows XP into the 100GB partition, then installed Ubuntu 10.04, selecting the "create dual boot" option.
It dual boots beautifully, and everything runs just fine. But I find that Ubuntu has split the 400 GB partition into two 200 GB partitions, and one of them is simply off-limits. I can see it, but I can't write to it. The attached png shows the Disk Utility, with the mystery partition selected. Its only contents is a folder called lost+found; I cannot open it.