difficulty in accesing other hard drives

Asked by alvin nepo

 1. I could not use my floppy drive and open the files in the floppy disk, but when I do the floppy formatting led lights up.

 2. How could I change owner of the cdrom, cdrw and floppy drives from root to my own file .

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magilus (magilus) said :

1. This is a known problem and is fixed in the upcoming release (Dapper Drake) (http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=17562).

2. Why do you want to do this? For me it doesn't make sense ;-)

If you really want to change the owner you can edit the file /etc/fstab .

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penqwin (penqwin) said :

What should i add to be owner of sda1 and hbd7?
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda1 /media/Master ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb7 /media/Multimedia ntfs defaults
0 0
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

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Markus Bertheau (mbertheau) said :

type id at the terminal as you (not as root), that will give you your user id and group id. example:

аmarkus@katerina2:~$ id
uid=1000(markus) gid=1000(markus) группы=4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),104(lpadmin),105(scanner),106(admin),1000(markus),1050(music)

my user id is 1000 and my gid too.

Make a backup copy of fstab to be sure. Remember where you put the backup copy :).

In fstab, in the sda1 and hdb7 lines, replace default with default,uid=1000,gid=1000 (that is without spaces and your ids). Save and remount the drives or reboot.

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Ubuntu User (anotherubuntuuser) said :


I am assuming that you moved on to later releases of Ubuntu. If so, please consider closing this ticket (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SupportRequests for help).

If you are still having the problem, let us know and we'd be glad to help.


Jim Jones

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tonyz00 (tony-zalatan) said :

I have tried to write a file to my USB drive, but it says it is write-locked. I try to share the folder, but I cannot find it. Please help.

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