Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2
Subject:   Another caveat to the chmod method
Date:   2003-01-28 00:57:00
From:   rlotz
Originally I liked the chmod method, I'd rather not have / group writable. However, taking group write privs off will disable the ability to change the name of the HD in the finder/desktop. It seems that (for me) it also prevents the remaining space left on the device from being displayed when show "icon info" is selected.

I had to chmod g+w / and then log out and back in to restore the free space information.