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I have been trying to mount an external drive that I have formatted into ext3 format. When I mount the drive it wont let me write to it. I have tried the fstab file but I cant edit that, it says I dont have permission.
How can I get this drive to automatically mount and allow me write permission?
Also in the process of trying to mount my external I have accidentally moved the contents of the standard Home directory and now none of the desktop links to my documents work. The contents are now located at /home rather than /mnt/home I tried moving them and now have a copy of the folder but that no real use to me. I just want it back to how it was.
Im still very new to all this but have spent hours trying to find answers online but there are just too many differing options out there.
I tried to mount my external drive within the home folder. When I did that it moved the home folder to /home.
I have retried the code with the right directory destination.
sudo mount /media/disc /mnt/External -o rw,user,users
I was asked to insert the file system type where in the code do I need to add this? (its ext3)
at the end add -t ext3
but the code you have won't work. The first path is to the device node (/dev/sdb1, or /dev/sdc1, it depends where the system puts it when you plug the drive in). You can't mount /media/disc because that's a folder, not a device node.
Everything in Linux is represented as a file. So although everything under /dev/ looks like a regular file, each one actually represents some sort of device on the system - a hard drive, graphics card, clock, etc. You need to find the node that corresponds to your drive when you plug it in. The easiest way is to plug it in and type dmesg and one of the last messages should say something like 'attaching to /dev/sdb1' (I can't remember exactly)