I'm trying to create a directory on a USB3 mounted hard disk drive and it is failing even though the permissions are open:
bash-3.2$ ls -al total 0 drwxrwxrwx+ 2 user user 68 Jun 3 18:24 . drwxrwxrwx+ 3 user admin 102 Jun 3 18:17 .. bash-3.2$ mkdir local1_test mkdir: local1_test: Permission denied bash-3.2$ pwd /Volumes/MiniPro\ 2/test
The same operation works fine on the built in disk, but when I'm in a directory of the mounted USB drive it fails. Is this due to my drive containing a space in the name? Is this due to the drive somehow being mounted as read-only? From the finder I cannot see the
test directory. I can also create it from the command line with
sudo, but as myself, it fails.
I was able to work around, by creating a folder in the finder named
test which seems to have erased the old
test folder but
mkdir still fails. Why did I have to use the finder to create the folder?
I went to do the test requested by fd0, plugged my USB drive back in again, and the issue is no longer showing:
bash-3.2$ ls -al total 0 drwxr-xr-x 2 user staff 68 Jun 5 10:12 . drwxrwxr-x 13 user staff 510 Jun 3 18:36 .. bash-3.2$ mkdir local1_test bash-3.2$ pwd /Volumes/MiniPro 2/test
I did notice an odd item though:
bash-3.2$ cd /Volumes bash-3.2$ ls -al total 24 drwxrwxrwt@ 7 root admin 238 Jun 5 10:11 . drwxr-xr-x 41 root wheel 1462 Jun 3 18:29 .. drwxrwxr-x 13 user staff 510 Jun 3 18:36 MiniPro 2 drwxrwxrwx+ 3 user admin 102 Jun 3 18:17 MiniPro\ 2
Why do I have to entries, could that have been the source of the issue? Both show the same contents of the USB drive, why are there two entries?
Here is fd0's test results:
bash-3.2$ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse) localhost:/UFZ8fiBtsQjvo5MXlysi8r on /Volumes/MobileBackups (mtmfs, nosuid, read-only, nobrowse) /dev/disk2s1 on /Volumes/MiniPro 2 (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, journaled, noowners) bash-3.2$ sudo ls -ld /Volumes/MiniPro\ 2 drwxrwxr-x 13 root wheel 510 Jun 3 18:36 /Volumes/MiniPro 2