Yes I am back again, and yes this how-to sucks major ass. But fuck it, I wrote it for ME not for you It took me way too fucking long to figure out, how to change the permissions on my new external 1TB hard drive After formatting and mounting it, the fuckface turned out to be read only. I formatted the drive to ext4, yes I love pain in the ass, how did you guess Anyways, here we go:
First find out what the new drive is called, we do this by typing:
sudo fdisk -l
When asked, type your password.
In my case the external hard drive is /dev/sdb1, then you need to find /dev/sdb1‘s mountpoint.
Now we know /dev/sdb1‘s mountpoint, we can type
sudo chown -R username:username /path/to/mounted/drive
Which in my specific case would look like:
sudo chown -R roja:roja /run/media/roja/6e197c29-4c0a-4172-a802-fe3068801a89/
Don’t worry peepz I used tab completion.
After you typed your password, there will be no screen activity. But trust me, you can write + x to your external hard drive now
(The last command will change the owner and group of all the files on the drive, so be aware. I was so pissed in figuring this out, I didn’t give a fuck Also you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie )