Can't get external drive to work properly


I’ve been following the instructions on how to enable and external drive and then use it as the primary sync drive for iTunes. All goes well per instructions up until the following is entered:

-bash-2.05b$ sudo chown -R frontrow:frontrow /mnt/Scratch/Volumes/Movies
: Operation not permittedes/Movies/.HFS+ Private Directory Data

What does it mean that I’m “Not permitted” to perform that command and how do I fix?



I’m having the same error in Terminal. The KB instructions say that one may get an error when changing the external drive permissions, so I don’t know if this error is ok or not.

There may be some residual files on the drive that could be causing this issue.

It is best to start with a freshly formatted drive.