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Thunar file manager - ext4 partition mounts but cannot write

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Re: Thunar file manager - ext4 partition mounts but cannot write

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:00 am

Mauser wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm
I found out the hard way that when you hook up an external HDD on MX-18 you need to open Thunar as root in order to copy and paste to it which I am re-backing up my data so I can put it on the new computer I built. In previous versions of MX you could copy and paste to it without opening Thunar as root. This has nothing to do with removing those useless destructive actions in Thunar. Looks like some file permissions have been changed in MX-18 which I am O.K. with but I wish it was mentioned earlier.
no permissions sytems or rules have changed in mx. however some filesytems do maintain linux permissions whether they are removable devices or not.

a couple of posts to consider

viewtopic.php?p=475893#p475893

and this wiki too

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/format- ... gular-user
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18
lenovo s21e - MX-18, antiX-17.3.1 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Thunar file manager - ext4 partition mounts but cannot write

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Post by Mauser » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:40 am

asqwerth wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Mauser wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm
I found out the hard way that when you hook up an external HDD on MX-18 you need to open Thunar as root in order to copy and paste to it which I am re-backing up my data so I can put it on the new computer I built. In previous versions of MX you could copy and paste to it without opening Thunar as root. This has nothing to do with removing those useless destructive actions in Thunar. Looks like some file permissions have been changed in MX-18 which I am O.K. with but I wish it was mentioned earlier.
Could just be a case of a different formatting type for your external device.

Is your external HDD formatted as ext4? Then you'll need to open as root or change the permissions. This was always the case.

If previously you formatted as NTFS (windows' file system) or FAT32 (thumb drives, USB sticks), it will copy with no issue.

I don't think Thunar has changed in this area otherwise.
That explains it.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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