Can't write to HD

I’ve installed a new harddisk in my computer. I’ve created a new primary partition on it and formated it with ext3. If i mount it now, i always get “permission denied” if i want to write something to it…


Exactly/precisely how are you mounting it ?

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722512VLAT80_VN343EC4GNUY7M-part1 /home/donkey/.mldonkey/temp ext3 defaults,user,acl,user_xattr 1 2

I assume that is an fstab entry.

I assume you do not have 15 other fstab entries for partitions (as there is a limit).

I assume you have set the permissions for the directory /home/donkey/.mldonkey/temp so that you have read/write permissions.

And I assume you can read from this partition.

You have forced me to make some assumptions. :frowning:

The entry I have for an ext3 in my fstab is:

/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST31500341AS_9VS14DG6-part5 /home                ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2

which has this for permissions:

drwxr-xr-x   5 root root  4096 2009-11-15 20:32 home

Why not simply defaults? What is the reason for user,acl,user_xattr?

And, as oldcpu, I assume that the directories down from /home/donkey have donkey as owner (in this case not root. because it seems that this is mounted for user donkey) and the appropriate access bits set?

I still had root permissions on the mount point…

I remembered that i had simillar problem where it was more complicated but i didn’t remember the solution…

I allways like it better to let the system speak. Thus not “I still had root permissions on the mount point.”, but the ouput of:

ls -ld /home/donkey/.mldonkey/temp

Edit: and I am missing almost all the answers to oldcpu’s assumptions.

What i meant was, I’ve found the problem.
I had root permissions on the mount point…

I suppose you mean you found the solution to the problem. Congrats and enjoy openSUSE.