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I have two mac disks plugged into my Linux Kali and for the life of me I cannot get ownership of them. (LaCie)

I don't have this problem in Windows or Mac, I just copy the files. Drag and drop.

But no matter what commands chown, chmod, any which way, these file systems are READ-ONLY.

Is there a similar right-click context menu item "Take Ownernship of" I can add in Linux?

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What file system are the drives? How did you mount them? Exactly which chown and chmod command-lines did you use? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jun 18 '13 at 4:27

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If they're mac disks I assume the partitions types are HFS+, in this case you need to mount them manually in read-write mode, you will need to have hfsprogs installed to do this

sudo mount -t hfsplus -o force,rw /dev/sdb2 /mnt/macdisk1

Assuming /dev/sdb2 is your hard disk partition, you can get a list of partition by typing sudo fdisk -l in the terminal. HFS+ Journaling should be disabled prior to mounting (via your mac, open Disk Utility, select your volume then choose Disable journaling from the file menu.

If partition is NTFS, you'll need to install ntfs-3g, more info on the official website

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