Hi all (again)...
Well I got my hdd operating in ubuntu. However, with one problem out of the way, another one occurs.
It seems now that i cannot write to my external usb hdd. When i try to write to it or modify a file on it, i get the following response:
'cannot write to W_DIGITAL. you are trying to write to a read-only disk'.
I went into terminal and gained root access. I went into the /media/ folder and tried the following command:
chmod +w W_DIGITAL
However, I get the response:
chmod: changing permissions of `W_DIGITAL': Read-only file system
Thus, it cannot change the file permissions.
Thanks to everyone who read/replied to my query.