Can some one please explain why the shell’s response when trying to change the permissions of a mounted drive is “Operation Not Permitted” instead of “you can’t do this while the drive is mounted!”
I was going crazy this morning trying to get access to /sdb1, and getting pissed because even Nautilus wouldn’t let me change permissions.
It suddenly hit me that the damned drive was still mounted (credit to me though, I DID try to umount earlier, but it said only root could, and didn’t think to open a command line and sudo it).
Now I have to wait 7 hours to try again. Meh.
Obligatory blog post on the importance/uselessness/totally-awesome/totally-NOT -ness of an Ubuntu Tablet (which may or may not actually ever exist).
First, I think that a Linux powered tablet would be awesome. BUT, there are some caveats which I’ll get to soon. Right now, as far as I’m concerned, the best flavor for the job is Android for obvious reasons. However, I really love Ubuntu (and have for the past 6 years or so). What I love about it is how it gets better with each iteration. Easier to install, more user friendly, and packed with useful software, not to mention that it ‘just works’ right out of the box. Yes, GNU/Linux has come a long ass way from the early days of SLS and Yggdrasil. Even the distros that I started out with over 7 years after Linus built his first kernel: Red Hat, Gentoo, Mandriva, early Debian breeds, and others that required a working knowledge of partitioning and specialty disk formatting just to get to a spot where you might be able to load the X desktop and have it crash because of incompatibilities with your video card. I spent many a lonely, late night trying to install an old (Mandrake?) distro on a 486 that hated me back in the mid/late 90s.
but, I digest. This was supposed to be a quick word on a Linux Tablet.