can't read/write EXT4 file system <Solution Found>

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Chiefahol
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can't read/write EXT4 file system <Solution Found>

Post by Chiefahol » 2014/12/14 02:52:22

Hi guys

After having problems getting Exfat to work with centOS, i'm now having problems with the alternative file system i was using...

After plugging in an Ext4 drive, i have no write permissions to it, can't put anything on it.

Then when i go to safely remove, i sometimes get a window saying:

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[b]Unable to stop drive[/b]

This file cannot be stopped
If i try safely remove a second time after this message, it removes properly.

I checked out the permissions page after right clicking the drive. Apparently i don't have permission to alter the permissions! :lol: I originally formatted Ext4 onto this external on my windows machine. (using 3rd party partititon software) Might the windows machine only have right permissions?

Any help appreciated, thanks.
Last edited by Chiefahol on 2014/12/14 04:11:50, edited 1 time in total.

Chiefahol
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Re: CentOS7 EXT4 file system support

Post by Chiefahol » 2014/12/14 04:10:23

Solution found!

Wasn't a centOS issue, was just a regular linux issue,

Read/Write permissions were owned by the "root" user for my ext4 drive!! So i had to change them to user, to make them viewable through nautilus. :mrgreen:

Run this:

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sudo chown -R $USER:$USER <Mount Point>
Where mountpoint is the directory where the drive is mounted. That'll make you the owner of the drive.

If you just want to add write permissions you could run:

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sudo chmod -R +w <mount point>
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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