I have bought today an 160G IDE hard disk. I have chosen disk with IDE interface because I have an old IDE external HDD disk case and I decided using it for backup purposes.
I inserted the new HDD into the case, connected USB cable to the computer, installed gparted package, formatted the disk as ext3 file system and mounted it.
The problem is that I can copy files to this external usb disk only under the root account in terminal. I can not use simple copy and paste commands. And all this is not very comfortable.
Is it right what I did or there are better solutions?