[SOLVED] Teach me how to access my other drives! Kubuntu10.04, can't write to other partitions
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I've noticed you closing the other threads and also saw you referred at least in one of them to ext4 as filesystem. Did you create an ext4 filesystem on the partition we have been working with? If so you'll best change the value in the fstab file from ext3 to ext4 after unmounting the partition with:
Mount the partition again after having changed the value, only if you're sure you have used ext4 as filesystem, with the following:
And you're welcome buddy, but next time don't panic, don't open multiple threads for the same problem and just send me a PM if you're in trouble or doubt.
No homo involved, I swear! Haha... But thanks, and yes, you are absolutely correct about that. I'm horrible at explaining things...
And to make this post a bit longer, I need to vent about my car for a quick second... So a three dollar part broke, and now I can't drive my car. Oil drain plug... That's what it's called. The washer too....
Ok, back on topic. I actually knew somewhat it was for, but never messed with it, let-a-lone had to deal with it. I just might purposely break something on my hardware firewall just so I can say that I have used it....
No concern for the file system. I consciously changed it and maintained correct reference to it. No TOO sure why I changed from ext4 to ext3, but I have a slight feeling that ext3 MIGHT access file a tiny bit faster, and/or consumes a bit less HDD space.
In any case, I now ext3 is older, and therefore, in the Linux world, it should be more stable.
This is a good example of problems users get into when rushing. In post # 10, Neal had posted the output of the mount command which showed sda4 as well as sda5 already had mount point in the /media directory: /media/disk, /media/disk-1. Neal, if you had read through my post #14, I explained that you would need to make some changes for your specific entry in fstab. So, read instructions carefully and if you don't understand, stop and ask as suggested above.
Glad you got it working, good help from EricTRA, I enjoyed reading the thread.
I'm sure the entire process with EricTRA was a good learning experience and will be helpful for others.
After making a mess of various things, when I do something new like installing a new OS, a LAMP server or whatever I take copious notes and then put them in a file for later use if necessary. Installing a new OS, I usually take screenshots of each step with my notes and then put it all in an html page(s) which makes easier reading later.