I have downloaded eclipse and rubymine and previously placed in home folder. Then I used to open both programs by double clicking on eclipse.sh and rubymine.sh.

Now I moved these two folders in a mounted drive. But when I double click on eclipse.sh and rubymine.sh they open in text editor. So I went rubymine.sh->properties->permission and there is a checkbox for "execute: allow executing file as program". This checkbox is not checked. Even if I check it, it gets unchecked automatically. So the executable files do not run as executable programs. But how can run my programs from mounted drive?

Also I tried to run it from command line. But I get permission denied

asis@asis /media/asis/Other/Linux/RubyMine-8.0.1/bin $ chmod +x rubymine.sh
asis@asis /media/asis/Other/Linux/RubyMine-8.0.1/bin $ ./rubymine.sh
-bash: ./rubymine.sh: Permission denied

I don't want to keep the programs in the home directory. I want them to keep in a mounted drive. I am using Linux mint 17.3

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    What filesystem are you using for the mounted drive? Windows-targeted file systems often do not have an x bit you can flip on a per-file basis. (Linux-targeted systems could be mounted noexec, but that's unusual these days.) Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 10:45
  • I am using windows filesystem for mounted drive Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 12:33
  • Possible duplicate of Why can't I run programs on another partition in Linux. Solution is to add the exec mount option after the user or users option. Where to do this depends on whether you use udisks or /etc/fstab to do the mounting. Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 17:07

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Some systems doesn't allow to execute files in user mounted devices, using the option noexec. Check with cat /proc/mounts if this is the case, and remount the filesystem with exec permissions.

  • I am using windows filesystem for mounted drive. Could you please show me the commands? I am totally new in linux world Commented Feb 14, 2016 at 12:34

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