Can't rip to another drive/mount point

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andyc
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Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:03 pm

I am unable to rip to any other disk/mount point on my system except the primary disk. I can see the mount points in other programs such as handbrake but makemkv does not.

Woodstock
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by Woodstock » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:15 pm

Does the user you run MakeMKV under have permission to read and write to those mount points?
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

andyc
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:43 pm

Thanks for your reply. Yes the mount points are owned by the account using makemkv.

xr200
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by xr200 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:14 pm

Can the user who is trying to run makemkv create files
in the directory that the user wants makemkv to rip to?

In other words, if that user cd-s to the directory
and runs "touch foobar", what happens?

andyc
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:06 am

Yes, completed control. I can copy files to the mount point and create files. The mount points are not seen be makemkv when you browse to change the rip location. Other programs (such as handbrake and Vmware) see the mount points and can use them fine. This problem is the same on another systems I have as well.

andyc
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:44 pm

Come on Linux users! Tell me what I have missed.

xr200
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by xr200 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:54 pm

If makemkv can't find directory

/a/b/c/d

then run ls -ld on each and every directory in the path, eg,

ls -ld / /a/ /a/b/ /a/b/c/ /a/b/c/d/

and check the ownership and permissions of every directory to see
is something looks out of whack.

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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:59 am

Thanks for the suggestion. I took a look at the path. Changed ownership of each of the directories in /media/andy/456GiB one at a time to andy. Problem persists. Only makemkv cannot get to the mounted location.

xr200
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by xr200 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:17 pm

Did you also verify every directory had read and execute permission?

Run mount and verify the filesystem is mounted "rw"

Wild crazy guess, change the name of 456iG to something without
numerals, eg, mv 456iG MEDIA.

good luck.

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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by andyc » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Drive is owned all the way through by user. No fix to this yet. Is this not a problem for other Linux users?

xr200
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by xr200 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:01 pm

run ls -ld on each and every directory in the path
and post the results.

Blu-Shield
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by Blu-Shield » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:30 pm

andyc wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:11 pm
Is this not a problem for other Linux users?
It's a known problem for users of Flathub's package of MakeMKV. See https://github.com/flathub/com.makemkv.MakeMKV/issues/6 for more information.

Are you using the Flathub package of MakeMKV? (Note that if you installed MakeMKV via Linux Mint's Software Manager, then you are indeed using the Flathub package.) If so, you can temporarily work around this issue by running the following command in a terminal:

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flatpak override --filesystem="/media/andy/456GiB" com.makemkv.MakeMKV
Note that if MakeMKV is installed system-wide (this would be the case if you installed it through Linux Mint's Software Manager), then you will need to run the above command as the root user, e.g. by prepending "sudo " or "su -c ":

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sudo flatpak override --filesystem="/media/andy/456GiB" com.makemkv.MakeMKV
Once this issue is fixed in the Flathub package, you can stop using the above workaround and reset MakeMKV's permissions to the defaults, by running the following command (run it as root if necessary):

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flatpak --reset com.makemkv.MakeMKV

swolsen
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by swolsen » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:46 am

I too am having this issue. I can not select an output folder that is mounted. I do have complete control of that folder and can write files there normally.

CtrlAltDel
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Re: Can't rip to another drive/mount point

Post by CtrlAltDel » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:10 am

Is this still a problem if you install from source?

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