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yzrider210 12-13-2003 03:33 PM

How do I partition a hard drive?
 
Using Yast, I partitioned a blank harddrive as Ext2, and whenever I try and put anything on the disk, it says it failed to write. I know the drive works, its something wrong with some setting. How do I get it to work?

jharris 12-13-2003 03:47 PM

Did you actually create a file system or just the partition? Creating the file system is the same as 'formatting' the disk (disk DOS/Win speak) and must be done after creating the partition.

cheers

Jamie...

yzrider210 12-13-2003 04:40 PM

Ya, I created the file system.

Skyline 12-13-2003 06:31 PM

Did you mount the drive?

yzrider210 12-13-2003 09:30 PM

SuSE automatically mounted it

Skyline 12-13-2003 09:49 PM

As Root user, can you put stuff on the drive?

yzrider210 12-14-2003 09:56 AM

Yes

michaelk 12-14-2003 10:30 AM

What are the permissions of the folder its mounted to?

yzrider210 12-14-2003 04:07 PM

All three things have read permissions, and user has write permissions.


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