Reading Channels Directly from a USB Flash Drive


I saw that the location Kolibri accesses files from can be changed here. I am trying to set it so I can read directly from the flash drive, as then I do not need to transfer all the data (this may change in further application, but for testing it would be very convenient). Currently the issue I come across PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied. If anyone has tried this or come across the same error and found a solution that would be great.


Technical details

  • Kolibri version 0.15.1
  • Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon
  • Firefox

Hi @Duncan_Zayachkowski,

Thank you for your interest in Kolibri!

By what method have you installed Kolibri? Depending on your installation method, it’s possible the system user running Kolibri doesn’t have permission to read the USB drive.

You may check which user is running Kolibri by executing ps -eo uname,cmd | grep kolibri in a terminal. Below is an example, where I’m running the Kolibri PEX file to illustrate this:

$ ps -eo uname,cmd | grep kolibri
blaine  python /home/blaine/Downloads/kolibri-0.15.1.pex start --foreground
blaine  grep --color=auto kolibri

In this case, my system user blaine is executing the Kolibri PEX file.