Set execute permissions in Ubuntu

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Feb 21, 2013
  1. AlanJohn
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    Hi! Recently I have been struggling to install Ubuntu and Steam on my computer and I have succesfully done so (after 2 weeks of hard work). But, now I have encountered a problem with installing TF2... Well, not in installing it, but setting the steam folder. I am trying to install the steam library folder on my 107 gb partition, but Steam won't let me, for it says that thou Steam Library Folder must be located on a mounted drive with execute permissions. I have tried to set execute permissions on this drive, but I have met failure. When I check the "Execute programs from this drive" tab it automatically unchecks when I try to apply these settings.
    So far my experience with ubuntu is shit and I will completely uninstall it after I get that tux. So, can anyone help?
     
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    30 minutes is probably a bit short for a bump.

    What filesystem is the 107 gig partition using? If it is say NTFS and you have not shut it down properly it might have opted to mount in read only mode or some such.

    That said the command to change it from the command line will probably be something like sudo chmod -R 777 /mnt/partitionname/directory
    I do not use ubuntu so I am not sure if what it hides where as far as these sorts of commands so I might be slightly off (it might be /media for the mount location) and I am not sure if it allows sudo. I would probably get a slap for doing 777 on things like this but roll with it for now.

    After this we get to mess around with FSTAB or something ( https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab ) but go for that later.
     

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