File permissions

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by badassz34, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. badassz34

    badassz34 LI Guru Member

    Anyone ever have their Slinkys NAS device bug out on them and give a bunch of file permission errors?

    This happened to me this week on my NSLU2 running the 2.3r63 firmware, and I was completely devastated by the prospect of having to make a new iTunes library, move all the files over into it, and re-build my home media setup (Windows and iTunes were both giving me the permissions hassle).

    Well, a little searching around and I found a fix worth trying. Go get yourself an .iso for Puppy Linux or any LiveCD version of some *nix-type OS, burn it to a disk, boot to it with the affected disk connected by usb, and use chmod to change the file permissions on the affected folder (or all folders on the disk), and then pop that bad boy back into your NAS setup. Viola!!! File permissions fixed!!! It worked wonders for me and now my iTunes media is all still there, and I can now download files to my itunes library again. Yay, Podcasts on the 50" again!

    When you try it, make sure you use the recursive argument/option. Also, you can do it from the GUI, by selecting the folder's properties and changing them to R/W/X (don't forget to check recursive) :)

    Happy medialicious set-top boxing to all!
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This is useful information but you forgot to mention which NAS type you are talking about. I assume it's the NSLU2? I've never had any permission problems with my NAS200 (except in areas I accessed through SSH as root :biggrin:)

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