Thank you very much akand074 and jd99 .I really appreciate it.
After knowing the benefits of not mounting partitions automatically especially that I'm still new user and I might make a mistake like deleting the root or something. I decided to mount the partitions I need whenever I need them . After all , it doesn't take much to mount / unmount partition
I followed your steps but when I get to permissions tab it says that the owner is the root and that I'm not the owner so I can't change permissions . Could you please explain this to me ?
For your second question. Go to /media where all your partitions are being mounted and right click the folders and press properties and change the permissions as you like.
How ? I only right-click on a partition and click "Mount" . I don't use the terminal . Where do I find the options ?
If you want write access to the drives you mount manually, you'll need to specify the correct options when mounting.
I ran each command separately and these are result of each :
Do you want these partitions mounted on startup? If so, you'll need to get a little down and dirty with the terminal and post the output of a few commands and create new entries in fstab.
Can you give the output of the following three commands:
muhanajem@BlackPearl:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
/dev/sda1 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x755046db
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4499 36131840 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 4499 5094 4784128 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 5094 12276 57687040 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 12276 19458 57686016 83 Linux
Please note that I don't understand most what is in these codes and I really would like to learn . Also please consider explaining some "ubuntu" terms that a new user ( like me ) can't understand.
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2011-08-19 03:17 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 120 2011-08-19 03:17 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-08-19 03:18 01377a8f-880e-4052-9b92-03217babe45e -> ../../sda4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-08-19 03:18 6a369c22-3ef1-481a-8cc8-d5fc5cb2b211 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-08-19 03:18 6abc8d42-fba6-40da-b66b-7b093fc50111 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2011-08-19 03:18 af26696d-5b37-4d0f-bc51-2fb3da29201f -> ../../sda1
Thanks again guys . You're really great.