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    Internal drives' owner is root

    Hello! This is my first post here, so be nice.

    I have an internal SATA SSD that I recently formated to ext4 (for ubuntu filesystem permissions) and now that it formatted, it's owner is root and I cant change it. It was NTFS before I formatted it. I used GParted to format it. Nevermind! Fixed

    Also, before it was formatted, it was in /media/name/SSD, I thought that was only for external drives, but I may be wrong. Anyway, it is in /media/name/ssd now, and I can't r/w to it. I wolud like it to be in the proper /mnt/ directory.

    Any help is appreciated!
    Last edited by HeroCC; October 1st, 2014 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Found Answer

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    Re: Internal drives' owner is root

    Sorry! I found it! I forgot the -R tag in chown, silly me. I wilud still appreciate help with the incorrect mounting location though, thanks!

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    Re: Internal drives' owner is root

    HeroCC; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

    Depending on the usage of this now "internal" hard drive, it is generally "auto mounted" at startup from the " /etc/fstab " file.
    Have a read:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131 <-bodhi.zazen-Understanding fstab

    If this meets your needs and you want additional assistance, we will continue this discussion.

    Else; we find some other means to meet your desires.

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    Last edited by Bashing-om; October 1st, 2014 at 03:36 PM. Reason: silly little space
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    Re: Internal drives' owner is root

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    HeroCC; Hi ! Welcome to the forum .

    Depending on the usage of this now "internal" hard drive, it is generally "auto mounted" at startup from the " /etc/fstab " file.
    Have a read:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=283131 <-bodhi.zazen-Understanding fstab

    If this meets your needs and you want additional assistance, we will continue this discussion.

    Else; we find some other means to meet your desires.
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    Thanks for the link Bashing, and it is auto mounted. My question is if there is a way to Disable UnMounting (as it is an internal drive, and I want to be safe from mistakes as it is written to a lot). The way I understand it is that if it is in /media/ than it can be unmounted, and if I wanted to I could unmount it, but I want to prevent that, and have it be a perminate drive. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Internal drives' owner is root

    HeroCC; Humm ..

    Not real sure about what results if mounted from /media.

    I am very particular about my data and backup partition and drive.
    I do mount them as needed as "on demand" from terminal.
    My backup drive is 'sdb' and I have made my mount point in '/mnt':
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/backup
    Now when I need/want access to this hard drive;
    Terminal command:
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/backup
    for instance, gives me access to that 1st partition on drive 'sdb'

    Now, when one mounts a file system ('sdb') manually in this manner, it is on you to (UN-)mount it when done !
    Code:
    sudo umount /mnt/backup
    Failure to do so will result in file system corruption at some level; any pending operations ( flushing the cache to disk, say) are then completed and it is safe to reboot/turn the system off.

    hope this helps
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    Re: Internal drives' owner is root

    If it's mounted in /media and you can simply unmount it with a few clicks, it's automounted by your file manager when you click on the partition. The file manager always mounts things in /media. Automounting something at boot time is something different. It's done via the /etc/fstab file. You can have the partition mounted wherever you want (some choices are wiser than others) and set some options, like whether you want it to mount automatically at boot or not and whether any user is allowed to mount and unmount it. For example, you could say that only root can mount and unmount the partition and that it has to be mounted at boot time. In this case the partition will always be mounted, unless you use root permissions to unmount it. This seems to be what you want.

    Bashing-om just described how to manually mount and unmount some partition.

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