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May 28th, 2009, 09:16 AM

i just added a new second hdd. i chose the default partition table MSDOS then created 2 EXT3 partitions. After reboot the new partitions are visible but I do not have permissions to create files or folders. How do i set these permissions so i own these partitions.

Thank you

May 28th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Change the ownership of the disks to you.
sudo chown -R username:usergroup /path/to/mounted/disk/
By default your usergroup is the same as your username.

May 28th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I was about to post something about the 'root' account which I read about; I thought you'd have to log in as that and change the permissions from there.

That said I've been using Ubuntu for 2 days and know absolutely nothing about it. Good job glotz was on hand :-k

Good luck with it!

May 28th, 2009, 09:35 AM

it worked a treat - thank you

May 28th, 2009, 09:43 AM
Glad to be of use.

Welcome to the tribe guys! :)

May 28th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Cheers, glad to be here :D

I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't as confused as hell, though. Lots to learn! :)

May 28th, 2009, 10:21 AM
And even more to unlearn! ;)

May 28th, 2009, 02:21 PM
And even more to unlearn! ;)

isn't that the truth