View Full Version : [ubuntu] unsure if i have mounted second hard drive properly

March 4th, 2011, 01:02 PM
hello, im not sure if this goes here, but im new to Ubuntu, and tho i have been using computers for many years, ive only just started doing anything with them.

i currently have ubuntu 10.04 and have to the best of my knowledge installed and mounted a second hard drive to home/harddrive2/

but i dont think it has worked properly, any ideas?

March 4th, 2011, 01:08 PM
Welcome to Ubuntu and the forums :-)

How did you mount your 2nd HDD? What is the filesystem on it? If you open nautilus, can you find your partition under /home/harddrive2?

If the drive is formatted ext3/ext4, you need to chown it in order to gain write privileges. And for permanent mounting, see here.


March 4th, 2011, 01:15 PM
im probably going to show my beginnerness by asking what nautilus is haha.
it is ext3 as i was informed to set it to with some guide i followed, dont think i did that chown thing tho