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usb harddrive permissions

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:41 am
by gsi095
Hi,

I am trying to record to my external hard drive in TVHeadend and I get a permission denied message.

How do I set the permission on an external hard drive to read write for all?

Thanks

Dave

Re: usb harddrive permissions

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:58 am
by DougieLawson
Change the mount options to set uid guide and masks.
Or reformat your hard disk as ext4.

Re: usb harddrive permissions

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:21 pm
by gsi095
So reformatting the drive to ext4 will mean I don't need to change anything else?

Re: usb harddrive permissions

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:26 pm
by DougieLawson
When you mount an ext4 drive Linux knows how to deal with the permissions stuff. It will just work, like your root filesystem.

Re: usb harddrive permissions

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:29 pm
by gsi095
Great thanks I'll do that