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#1 2013-09-22 17:17:49

highway
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[SOLVED] No write access (root owns it) to new TrueCrypt volume

The title says it all . . .

I backed up a bunch of personal stuff, school work, music, etc. from my old NTFS truecrypt volume yesterday and reformatted the whole drive (it had multiple partitions before) to one encrypted ext3 partition / TC volume.

I am able to mount the partition with the password, but when I do, I don't have write access at all.

I opened "$ sudo dolphin" to test write access with root, and it works no problem . . . how did this happen? and how do I change the drive/volume ownership from root to my user?

I don't even know where to begin with this . . .

Thanks in advance!

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Last edited by highway (2013-09-22 18:14:37)

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#2 2013-09-22 17:21:59

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] No write access (root owns it) to new TrueCrypt volume

Have you installed and set up NTFS-3g ??Never mind, I did not read the question.

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#3 2013-09-22 17:26:55

WorMzy
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Re: [SOLVED] No write access (root owns it) to new TrueCrypt volume

Have you tried using chown to change the ownership of the filesystem's root folder?


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#4 2013-09-22 17:28:24

ewaller
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Re: [SOLVED] No write access (root owns it) to new TrueCrypt volume

Trying again, what was the specific command you gave to mount it?  What are the permissions of the mount point?


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#5 2013-09-22 18:04:43

highway
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Re: [SOLVED] No write access (root owns it) to new TrueCrypt volume

WorMzy wrote:

Have you tried using chown to change the ownership of the filesystem's root folder?

i have not . . . wouldn't even be sure how to do this since it's a whole drive and not a file . . .

ewaller wrote:

Trying again, what was the specific command you gave to mount it?  What are the permissions of the mount point?

i've tried it a few times, and have even rebooted . . . i am using the truecrypt GUI that launches automatically . . . i am not sure if i need to change anything with that . . . i've been using 4 different NTFS or FAT32 tc volumes over the past year with arch and the gui, and have never had a problem . . . i've never had to tweak or modify anything

the mount point is /media/truecrypt1 . . . so i assume that is owned by root

^ the other mount points /media/truecrypt2,3 etc have never given me trouble in the past.

i enter the volume password, then it asks for the admin password, and then things proceed as normal.

EDIT: i did some investigating as per your posts, and the /media/truecrypt1 directory was changed to user/owner: root root instead of: myuser/users . . . i did chown and chmod and it's working now :S

Thanks for the help!

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