gtkpod permissions problem
Rem P Roberti
remegius at comcast.net
Sun Feb 8 18:46:31 PST 2009
> Rem P Roberti <remegius at comcast.net> writes:
> > I have installed gtkpod for use with my Nano, but I'm having a problem
> > when trying to add files. The Nano is mounted at /mnt/ipod, and when I
> > try to add a file I get a message similar to this:
> > Transfer of 'Petite Fleur' failed. Error opening
> > '/mnt/ipod/iPod_Control/Music/F00/gtkpod795096.mp3' for writing
> > (Permission denied).
> > The file, in this case Petite Fleur, shows up in gtkpod, but it can't be
> > written to the Nano. This obviously looks like a permissions problem,
> > but I can't figure out its cause.
> Look at the permissions on that file, and the directory containing it,
> and the mount point. I'm sure at least one of them isn't sufficiently
> permitted to the user running gtkpod.
You were quite right. I was dealing with a Nano that already had files
on it installed by iTunes. Nothing that I could do, even as root, would
allow me to change the permissions of /mnt/ipod. To make a long story
short, I cleared the Nano of all previously installed files, and started
from zero with gtkpod and now everything works smoothly. I'm still not
sure why I wasn't able to change the permissions of the mounted Nano as
su, but I guess that is typical when dealing with mounted devices.
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