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    Devshed Novice (500 - 999 posts)

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    Accessing files from external hard drive with different credentials.

    Hi everyone. So my NAS box died on me, but it would appear the hard drives are in tact. I got a knoppix boot cd, and ran the command

    sudo mdadm --assemble --scan

    and it mounts the drive, and I can see folders.

    so now when I click on a folder I get permission errors. fair enough.

    1. Is there a way to sudo into the folders I want?
    2. Can I change the permission on the folders?
    3. Can I specifcy the user/pass to access the folder. I think I remember them. But if I make a few mistakes will it lock me out or anything like that?

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    Grumpier old Moderator
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    If you can see the drive is mounted, you should be able to use sudo to access files/directories. Or what I do, su to the root user, then see what you can see on the drive.
    Doug G
    I've never been able to appreciate the sublime arrogance of folks who feel they were put on earth just to save other folks from themselves .." - Donald Hamilton

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