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Thread: Can't use the second Hard Drive

  1. #1
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    Can't use the second Hard Drive

    Hi all:

    I've installed Ubuntu 9.04 and all went well except for being able to access the second hard drive. I formatted the 2nd drive with Gparted to ext3 and that went well.
    The drive shows up in the Places drop down ( where it should ) but when clicked on all it does is bring up Nautilus and I'm unable to use the drive. The drive is listed ( mounted ? ) in the media directory/folder - which from what I understand is where it should be. But when the drive is clicked on, the right pane just shows a folder called: "lost and found" which is empty.
    So, what's missing OR what am I missing??


    PS, is there any kind of “disc utility” program for Ubuntu or Linux besides Gparted, which is only for formatting.

    Thanks in advance to those that answer,

    M

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Can't use the second Hard Drive

    In synaptic is a storage device manager which provides a gui for mounting and editing fstab. PySDM is a PyGTK Storage Device Manager.

    You need to create directories and mount them. You also give permissions on who can access since linux is a mutiuser system. Usually you just want yourself to have access.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131
    # see above for labeling & mounting & permissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/

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