View Full Version : [ubuntu] cant access drive
September 17th, 2009, 11:07 AM
I have just formatted and partitioned a large drive with ext2 and ext3
but when mounted a locked lost& found folder denies access also root folder states i dont have privileges, to access folder.
After using gparted it asked me if i wanted to store a log file I think it was in root. Has this caused the problem.
September 17th, 2009, 11:41 AM
I'm not 100% sure what you mean, is your drive mounting? if so to what directory is it mounting?
What output do you get when you run these commands?
sudo fdisk -l
September 17th, 2009, 12:09 PM
The root folder is the root user's home directory (like your /home/your_user_name ).
You'll need to be authenticated as root to access the 'root' directory. Same goes for the lost&found directory. Lost & found is used to store bad files that are discovered after a filesystem check.
see The Linux filesystem explained http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/ (http://www.freeos.com/articles/3102/)
The access denied message for these folders is normal and correct.
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