Ubuntu :: Could Not Access Contents Of A Mounted Partition?
Jan 4, 2010
I had my hard disk partitioned as below:-
Size Label Mount point File system
52 GB Multimedia /MM ntfs
52 GB Backup /ABackup ntfs
52 GB Extras /Extras ext4
27 GB root / ext4
60 GB home /home ext4
The problem is that I cannot access the /MM and contents. I tried Properties > Permissions and changed applied the changes to subfolders and contents too. Now I can access /MM but not the contents. All are marked with a lock logo.There are numerous folders/files.Changing the permissions individually is a hectic work.possible to do it in a command line/script?
Yesterday, I upgraded to the 10.04 verion of xubuntu. Looks fine. However, I keep my data on an NTFS partition of my dual boot laptop, and am finding that I can't access it.
I have a symbolic link to that mounted partition, and when I click on it, I can see the first level of folders, but I can't execute them (even though they seem to be set to 777) and I can't open anything...
I have an HP laptop with a recently installed copy of Mint 8 KDE Community Edition. I created the initial admin user account ("joseph") when I installed.
I had an existing home directory under a different name from another installation, so I added a user with that name ("joe") and imported a copy of the original home directory. The user "joe" didn't have the same admin privileges as the initial "joseph" account, so I added "joe" to the sudoers file and the same groups as the initial admin user.
Everything works perfectly under this arrangement, for the most part. Now here's the problem:
I have a T-Mobile G1 phone that uses Android. I've rooted and ROM-modded the G1, and have the microSD card in the phone set up with two partitions. The vfat partition stores all the photos, music and other stuff the phone needs. The ROM mod allows me to store apps on the SD card, so that second partition uses ext3 for its file system.
When I'm logged in as the admin "joseph" account and I insert the SD card in the laptop's card slot (or plug the phone into the USB port), the SD card can be mounted, and I have full access to both card partitions. I can see all folders. I do this to backup the contents of the card to an external drive (especially the apps in the ext3 partition, since that's been trashed on me once before on the phone).
However, when I log in as "joe", I cannot view the contents of the ext3 partition at all. I can see the vfat drive fine, and the ext3 partition mounts, but with user/group "joseph/joseph." When I open Dolphin to view the mounted ext3 partition, I get the error "could not enter folder /media/disk-1" at the bottom of the view window in Dolphin.
Here are the relative entries returned when I run "mount" to view the mounted drives:
/dev/mmcblk0p1 on /media/disk type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,uid=1001,utf8,shortname=mixed,flush) /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /media/disk-1 type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
Note that the uid listed on the vfat mount is 1001, which is the gid for the "joe" account.
I know there must be a configuration setting somewhere that will allow the ext3 partition to automount under the "joe" user account. I suppose that using the admin account to change the permissions would be the easy way to do this, but there must be something that would do it automagically. I've ripped through all the config files I can find, but can't seem to find anything that would help.
All I'm looking for here is enough access to be able to copy the directories on that mount to my external drive.
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I just installed a new HD on my system with multiple HD's already. I have a drive with two versions of Ubuntu & would like to copy the complete drive to the new drive along with all the contents & partitions of the Ubuntu drive.
1 - Could I partition the new drive & just copy the contents using rsync?
2 -If I copy all the contents over could I just reinstall Grub & edit fstab & be good to go?
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The /etc/fstab file contains all the partitions and has not changed since last October. Also, when issuing the command fdisk l, all partitions are correctly displayed, including the home that cannot be mounted.
Finally, the command fsck /dev/sdb2 quickly returns the result that /dev/sdb2 is clean!
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I am trying to access a mounted secondary drive through FTP, and when I try to connect to it I am not able to see any of its contents. Any suggestions? I am using Gadmin-proftp to configure. I can point it to any other folder on the main drive and see it perfectly.
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/sda2 14 48641 390604410 8e Linux LVM
I'm totally new with linux and Ubuntu. I've just installed 10.10 yesterday and since then it's been an uphill struggle These forums has helped me out quite a bit already so I hope you can continue doing it with this problem I have.I got a single drive where the bootpartition is ext4 and the other "storage" partition is a remenant from a windows 7 installation I had, with NTFS. Decided I wanted to give Ubuntu a try! Now i've run into permission trouble though, mainly because I wanted to set up an FTP server (oh what a struggle THAT's been, I have some stories... ). I've done a "mount --bind" so that I can reach different resources directly from my chroot. It turns out though that the mounted partition isn't giving anyone except the owner (me) permission to see the resources. FTPing into the server gives the mount points but gives a 550 error and can't list anything inside of them.It works perfectly for me just running it at the prompt or using the mount points directly in the Ubuntu GUI though (since I'm the owner/admin/whatever).
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I have a project stored on a university server which I'd like to be able to work on from home.
I already have an SFTP folder set up, which I can access easily in Nautilus, and I can freely copy files back and forth, or open them in e.g. gedit.
However, the project is in Matlab, and I cannot see the mounted SFTP folder from within Matlab. This means that I can't work on the project in Matlab without copying the whole lot across to my local machine when I want to work on it.
Is there some way I can get Matlab to "see" the connection so that I can use the mounted SFTP folder like any other in my filesystem? It appears on my desktop when connected - does it have some other mount location?
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