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    Kubuntu HDD access problem

    I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 on a fresh new desktop computer. Almost everything is running smoothly, except the second partition of the computer. Need to clarify that, there is only 2 partitions on that PC. One for root or system installation and another for general storage purpose (347.5 GB). Unfortunately, I can't create and paste any folders or files in that partition. How can I overcome the issue? Please help mates.

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    Re: Kubuntu HDD access problem

    The partition probably belongs to root. The partition is probably sda2 (but you need to find out). Use gnome-disk-utility to make sure.

    Then, enter this with your own user name. with the correct partition name:
    Code:
    sudo chown username:username sdax
    This will make the partition your own, with read-write access. I've had to do it myself a few times.
    Last edited by oldrocker99; 1 Week Ago at 02:50 PM.

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    Re: Kubuntu HDD access problem

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
    The partition probably belongs to root. The partition is probably sda2 (but you need to find out). Use gnome-disk-utility to make sure.

    Then, enter this with your own user name. with the correct partition name:
    Code:
    sudo chown username:username sdax
    This will make the partition your own, with read-write access. I've had to do it myself a few times.
    Unless the syntax required has changed I think you will need to use command
    Code:
    sudo chown -R username:username /media/username/partitionname
    where /media/username/partitionname is the mountpoint of the partition.

    Using the sdax nomenclature shown did not work in the past; the mountpoint was necessary.
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    Re: Kubuntu HDD access problem

    Thanks a lot everyone. My issue is solved. Thanks a lot. Marking this post as solved.

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