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Old 11-14-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Second hard drive installation issue.

I am using opensuse 10.3.I decided to install a second hard drive for storage reasons.After that I went to Yast,System,Partitioner and partioned the drive as one large partition mounted as /local,by device id,with ordered data journaling mode,access control lists,and extended user attributes boxes checked.I tried to closely match the settings for the first drive with the partitioning tool.When I go to “My Computer” open the second drive and try to create a folder I get “access denied to /local/New Folder.I am relatively new to this O/S What am I doing wrong?
I have one line in /etc/fstab relating to the second looks like this.
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_WDC_WD4000KD-00_WD-WMAMY1060696-part1 /local reiserfs acl,user,xattr 1 2.

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Old 11-15-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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The line from fstab looks good, so the problem lies elswhere. Here are a few things to try to get information to help solve the problem.

1) Look in /etc/mtab (which shows mounted partitions). Do you see the new disk partition listed there as a mounted partition?

2) Look in /var/log/messages for anything relative to the new disk. If there is problems with it, there may be information in that file.

3) Try unmounting the partition from the command line, then mount it again. Do you get any error messages?
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You're doing nothing wrong, really. You just have to give your mount point (let's say it's /media/hd2 or whatever) the appropriate permissions. The simplest way to do that would be to launch a root instance of your file browser (let's say it's konqueror) by typing su in a terminal and then konqueror; then you navigate to your mount point (/media/hd2 or whatever it's called), right-click on it, select Properties > Permissions and set the desired permissions. I think you don't even need to unmount/remount the thing to get it working.
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Since you already have the /local mount point, and it does mount when you boot, you just need the change the ownershop and permissions on the mounted filesystem. E.G. in the shell, run "sudo chown <yourusername>.<yourusername> /local". For the permissions, "sudo chmod ug=rwx" will do you, unless you have the default group "users". In that case, to make this filesystem private use "sudo chmod 0700 /local". I mount extra drives under /mnt and leave /media for automounted devices.

If the partition for the drive is for a database, or samba or nfs share, then under /srv/, /var/ may be a better mount point. However, since this filesystem is private, you can mount it in your home directory as well. After changing the ownership and permissions, you just need to create the mount point and edit /etc/fstab to change it.
Old 11-15-2008, 01:06 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!
I worked around a little and got it to work with first sudo ug=rwx /local then sudo chown username /local.
Thanks for everything.It erked me having a pc with only one non optical drive.


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