Hi, apologies if this is a bit of a n00b question but I thought I’d ask the experts rather than messing around too much with permissions on my freedombox.
I have a Raspberry Pi3 Model B Freedombox set up on a local wired and WiFi network, and so far it’s been a frictionless and incredibly easy process to set up and use the applications in the Freedombox distro.
I’m now trying to add an external HDD to the box so that I can backup other machines in the house to the Freedombox using Syncthing.
When I connect the USB HDD it is mounted automatically by the OS, and shows on the storage screen mounted at
Unfortunately, when I try to configure an incoming share to sync to this drive, my Freedombox user
marcus doesn’t have permissions to access this mount:
2020-01-03 21:13:15: Loading ignores: open /media/root/backup/.stignore: permission denied 2020-01-03 21:13:15: Failed to create folder root directory stat /media/root/backup: permission denied 2020-01-03 21:13:15: Error on folder "*****-*****-*****" (*****-*****): stat /media/root/backup: permission denied
I searched the forum for anything that directly addressed this and couldn’t find anything that helped, but happy to be directed. I did find this RFC but it didn’t seem as though this is implemented yet.
I’m a fairly experienced *nix hacker so if it is simply a case of configuring the automount to work differently then fine, I can do that. But I thought I’d ask here first in case there is a ‘Freedombox way’ to do this which I’m missing, or in case this is a bug.
- FreedomBox version: FreedomBox version 19.24 Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
- Hardware: Raspberry Pi3 Model B
- How did you install FreedomBox?: image from FreedomBox