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Old 04-04-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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new secondary hard drive disk permissions not working

I'm using Xubuntu Gutsy 7.10. I recently placed a new secondary internal hard drive in my computer (Hitachi Deskstar 750GB SATA). As soon as I booted my computer, I started gparted. I placed a partition on the Hard Drive, the entire 750 GB of it, as an ext3 partition. I chose the "Primary Partition" option as well.

After the hard drive was formatted, I ran the command:
sudo mousepad /etc/fstab
At the bottom of the entry, I entered
# /dev/sdb1	/media/extended	ext3	rw,user,noauto,exec	0	0
My fstab currently looks like this:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=679a23ee-907e-410b-a583-4f88cf8e2c72 /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=330679b0-d735-481f-8e4a-6e70dbc5adcc none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto,exec 0       0
/dev/sdb1	/media/extended	ext3	rw,user,noauto,exec	0	0
I then saved, exited, and rebooted.

Upon reboot, I attempted to mount the hard drive. This resulted in the error message stating that i had to log in as root, and that root was the only authorized user.

I then searched on the internet a bit more, and came across another technique. I attempted entering:

sudo chown hanson /media/disk
The default user on my computer is "hanson." I then rebooted, and received the same error message as before. So I tried this:

sudo chown hanson /dev/sdb1
Old 04-05-2008, 03:02 AM   #2
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Did you chown /media/disk when it was mounted?


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