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#7 Not able to reach an external drive

v1.0_(example)
closed-fixed
nobody
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5
2014-07-12
2013-03-31
Chrischi
No

Hi everybody!

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.
Greetings

Discussion

  • joebug
    joebug
    2013-04-04

    Hi
    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.
    JBg

     
    Last edit: joebug 2013-04-04
  • Zurd
    Zurd
    2013-04-05

    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.

     
    • joebug
      joebug
      2013-04-05

      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,
      JBg

       
  • Chrischi
    Chrischi
    2013-04-05

    Hi again!

    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.

    greetings!

     
    Last edit: Chrischi 2013-04-05
  • Zurd
    Zurd
    2013-04-05

    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

     
  • joebug
    joebug
    2013-04-06

    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.
    Thanks -
    Reading messages here contributed to my trying to understand and thus ...
    Keep up the great work
    JBg

     
    Last edit: joebug 2013-04-06
  • Zurd
    Zurd
    2013-04-07

    Glad you sorted the issue, cheers

     
  • Zurd
    Zurd
    2013-04-07

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • milestone: --> v1.0_(example)