I am not surprised that my posts are confusing you
I have no clue what I am doing. I would read dozens of pages and then try to do it thinking that I have learned , but then it seems I haven't.
I am going to install linux again and I guess I will do the same partitioning. The last time I divided my hard drive (which is 320 Gbs) into the following partitions:" /", "/home", "/temp". I made the /home partition the biggest one, hoping to copy or mount the content of the external drive on it.
Now I am not sure if I can actually do it. I know that the external would not mount. I thought it's because it was trying to mount where there is not enough room for it. I was trying to figure out where exactly it mounts ( I should say trying to mount), but I couldn't. /etc/fstab doesn't work. Nano /etc/fstab does, but I don't see the available mounting points, which I thought I was supposed to see there.
It is hard for me, because even if it's a newbie forum, everyone knows too much lol and can't talk to me like to a newbie.
Chris, if you can help me from the beginning, to tell me how many partitions I need to be able to mount this darn (sorry) external, I would be eternally grateful. I am getting really tired of this and almost ready to give up. I've been struggling with this issue for almost a month now I think. I see something positive in this experience as I have learned a lot, not only abut Linux, but about computers. Still it doesn't help me with this problem. Thank you very much for being here when everybody else gave up on me lol