View Full Version : [ubuntu] Added a 2TB Hitachi hard drive, but can't write to it...

December 31st, 2009, 07:51 PM
Okay, I just added a 2 Terabyte Hitachi hard drive through the USB to back up some stuff. Unfortunately Ubuntu 9.04 won't let me write to it. I have created a primaray and then I did a logical but both give me the same results.

December 31st, 2009, 07:56 PM
The presence of the 'lost+found' folder means it's formatted and recognized. It's probably a permission problem - the mountpoint is most likely still owned by root.

I just posted this a few hours ago. You could repeat the steps. Making the mountpoint and creating an fstab entry isn't really necessary if it automounts to the same location each time.

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December 31st, 2009, 07:59 PM
Thanks I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the rigths too. I'll take a look at your other thread. Well, I don't want mess with files much so I tried, sudo nautilus and this allows me to use it. Ugly, but seems to work quicker than playing with files.

Okay, I can add folders but I can't drop files from the nas into the folders. So I gotta figure another way to back this up.