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    Can't copy paste in new partition

    Having Ubuntu 18.04 and partitioned using gparted but can't copy anything in it... Need help

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    yneopany - hello -

    Give us some things to work with

    What are the file systems ?
    How did you make up the new partition ?
    How are you mounting the new file system ? - How do you want to mount it ?
    What directories did you create ?
    "WHO" owns these directories and files ?

    These commands will be instructive:
    Code:
    sudo parted -l
    mount
    once we know what you have done, we can advise on what can be done to attain what you want done.

    it's all in the process
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubuntu'n !

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    I actually used gparted to do the partitions, I used as ext4 as new partition which caused the problem. Later i did it with ntfs and the problem is solved.. but I get one pop up Everytime I log in the PC . Error stating some problem has been occurred please report

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    That's a problem when initially creating new ext4 file systems on partitions. gparted will only create ext4 file systems owned by root. The standard set up is that only the owner has both read and write permission for files. If its for your data storage, you need to change the owner of the mount point (root folder of the new file system) to your user. If you plan to install an OS on it, leave it alone and the installer will set the owners and permissions of files correctly.

    if your user name is joe and mount point is /mnt/data
    Code:
    sudo chown -R joe:joe /mnt/data
    NTFS is a windows file system (NT filesystem). You can't install Linux on that, even though Linux can read and write to it.

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    You should only use NTFS if you have Windows or at least a Windows repair disk.
    It will eventually require chkdsk & defrag and you cannot do that from Ubuntu.

    I set ownership & permissions. Sometimes I redo them as I (incorrectly) use root to save a file in /home or my data partition).

    You can manually mount the partition, set ownership & permissions. If internal drive you will want to add to fstab (umount if manually mounted already).
    sudo mkdir /mnt/data
    # ( permissions stay with the partition not with the mountpoint ).
    # so chown & chmod after mounting either manually or via fstab
    sudo chown $USER:$USER /mnt/data
    # The big "X" will also not make files executable unless they were executable to begin with.
    sudo chmod -R a+rwX /mnt/data
    #Edit fstab with your UUID:
    sudo blkid -o list
    sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup
    sudo nano /etc/fstab

    Details on fstab entry:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1983336
    Create mount point, mount & edit fstab from user Morbius1 in Post # 6 - suggest using templates instead.
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    A general user will usually not have write permissions outside his/her /home/user directory so this is expected behavior and the solution is explained in post 4 above.
    Curious as to why you would create an ntfs partition if you are using Linux Ubuntu. Do you have another OS (windows) and did you have the failure to copy from Ubuntu or windows?

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    Dennis N
    i i have installed ubuntu only i dnt have any other OS installed..
    yancek
    No actually i did partitions by ext4 but since i could not read nor write anything in it so i was bound to make it in ntfs and added my personal data in it... now if i back it up those files and re do the partitions and need to get permission for read write, what steps should i follow...

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    have you checked for folder permissions???

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    Re: Can't copy paste in new partition

    Before giving detailed instructions, we would need detailed information on your system/partitions from gparted/fdisk/gdisk. Generally, you would simply create the partition, create a mount point and change ownership on the mount point to the user and/or group you want to access it.

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