saturn
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:04 pm

Mounting an external HDD

Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:11 pm

I need to be able to write and modify my external HDD but I can only read them.
I checked proprieties but it says that I can't change permission because I am not the owner. Owner appears to be root. I did a search here and what I could find is this: "open terminal -> sudo nautilus you will likely see in the left hand panel - home - trash - Documents and a long row of numbers/letters this is a drive's UUID.
Right click on the UUID -> list click Properties - Permissions - change from root to you"

I did this and changed Access to Create and Delete files. Under Owner now it was saying that it was me. So it should have worked.
But I still couldn't create a folder.
I closed the terminal, ejected the external HDD and tried to do the whole thing again. But this time, when I write in the terminal sudo nautilus, I get this message:

sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin "sudoers_policy"
sudo: /usr/lib64/sudo/sudoers.so must be only be writable by owner
sudo: fatal error, unable to lead plugins

What am I doing wrong?
I am new to Linux, like I started using it today so be kind :oops:

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kyrios
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Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:20 pm

Re: Mounting an external HDD

Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:57 pm

saturn wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:11 pm
sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin "sudoers_policy"
sudo: /usr/lib64/sudo/sudoers.so must be only be writable by owner
sudo: fatal error, unable to lead plugins

What am I doing wrong?
I am new to Linux, like I started using it today so be kind :oops:

It looks like you did change the permissions on your internal drive instead of on your external HDD.
I fear that you'll have to use the boot rescue procedure to restore them because you won't be able to run sudo to fix the permissions.

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