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    Can't access secondary drive after fresh partitioning/format (wrong permissions)

    I just bought a new SSD. I set up Kubuntu 13.04 beta on it and now want to use my old 1GB HDD as secondary storage. I've partitioned it using both a liveCD (opensuse), Kubuntu 13.04's KDE partition manager and gparted. Using each of these methods, I can't access my disk: the permissions seem to be wrong, and I can't set them to the correct user.

    Can anyone tell me how to wipe a secondary (whether USB or SATA) drive under a given account to use with said account? I would most grateful!

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    Re: Can't access secondary drive after fresh partitioning/format (wrong permissions)

    nortexoid;

    This tutorial is what I use -from the command line.
    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ins...gANewHardDrive

    works for me

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    Re: Can't access secondary drive after fresh partitioning/format (wrong permissions)

    I think the link from bashing-om has the commands, but quickly and not for NTFS formatted partitions.

    #if not known to list partitions, change sda5 to your data partition or create multiples with different mount points
    # is comment, do not type
    sudo fdisk -l
    sudo mkdir /mnt/data
    sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/data
    #where sda5 needs to be your drive, partition
    chmod -R a+rwX,o-w /mnt/data
    # Note that the -R is recursion and everything is changed, do NOT run on any system partitions.
    #All directories will be 775.
    #All files will be 664 except those that were set as executable to begin with.
    sudo chown $USER:$USER /mnt/data

    If an internal drive then you want to permanently mount with fstab.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1983336
    Mount & edit fstab from Morbius1 - suggest using templates instead. Post #6

    More info:
    Understanding fstab
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/mountlinux
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fstab
    Last edited by oldfred; March 24th, 2013 at 07:40 PM. Reason: add caution on -R
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Can't access secondary drive after fresh partitioning/format (wrong permissions)

    Many thanks. I managed to get it sorted by mounting with fstab, running a kdesu dolphin and changing the user/group there to the correct one. I wish the standard partition managers (or a newly written app) would automate all this stuff or present it to the user in a transparent and understandable way.

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