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I am trying to use Gprenamer on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit. I want to rename some folders on an external harddrive but gprenamer semms not to be able to open /media/<user>/
So I cant reach the folders I want to rename.
Great program. I have used it successfully for years on a 64bit debian Sid.
But I'm having the same issue as Chrischi with a 64 bit Mint/Nadia laptop.
I suspect the reason is that /home is encrypted on the laptop.
Nothing in /media is browsable in GPRename.
Workaround: create a simlink to /media/$USER/"your_media" in your home folder. GPRename can access files from there.
I'm the friggin admin of gprename and yet sometimes I never receive new bug report, sigh...
As for the problem, I'm not sure it relates to GPRename. Try accessing it in console, type it ls /media//
it probably will not work because 2 slashes one after the other is not a valid path. I have Linux Mint 64 bit and I can use GPrename just fine on my external hard drives or USB key or smartphone and so on.
Hi Zurd, Hi Chrisci.
I hinted it could be related to an encrypted /home partition.
Is this the case with your systems?
I can easily access /media/$USER/my_usb_drive via the console - that's how I created a simlink and found the workaround.
Thanks for the reply.
My Home is not enrypted ( "mount | grep ecryptfs" gives nothing). the 2 / was a mistake in my post ;)
Starting gprename in a terminal gives also no response.
Try in a terminal ls /media/
what does it give? It's possible that /media is protected but that you have access to /media/your_username
SOLVED - Wrong permissions on /media/username
This seems to be the reason on my brand new Mint/Nadia.
I was trying to make a "workaround" folder :
~$ ln -s /media/username/ ~/media
GPRename could not access this folder :)
So I did a :
~$ sudo chown username:group ./media/
GPRename can now not only access ~/media/ but also /media/username/
I suppose "/media/username" was setup with wrong permissions.
As I said, my Mint/Nadia is just a week old : I haven't much played around with it yet. So this is probablys still a default setup.
Reading messages here contributed to my trying to understand and thus ...
Keep up the great work
Glad you sorted the issue, cheers