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Old 11-08-2006, 03:35 AM   #1
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where are files after mount sdb1?

Hi all,

After a few months with my fresh and very first Debian installation on a single harddisk, I decided to format the second harddisk and use it of course.
I mounted this harddisk to a folder called Free2, but there were files in it. Are they gone? My first harddisk doens't seem to have shrunk. The folder was about 30 GB big and I have every file on a backup disk as well.
So I thought, if they are gone, let's recopy them. But I am unable to copy anything to this folder.
What have I forgotten to do, or what did I do wrong?

Any help greatly appreciated!
Old 11-08-2006, 03:42 AM   #2
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The files are not gone. Just unmount your device away from your Free2 folder, and you will see the files stored in Free2 that you kept there before mounting. Most likely you have the Free2 folder on your fstab list and hence is mounted before you log in.
I'm not sure if really is sth you don't already know since it is kind of basic, but since it is a newbie post I'd still advice you to try : umount /mnt/Free2 and then , konqueror /mnt/Free2 or whatever file manager you use.
Old 11-08-2006, 03:42 AM   #3
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The files remain on the original partition. You can unmount the other hard drive and you should be able to access the old files again from the same place. This is why it's better to create a new empty folder to mount another partitions

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:52 AM   #4
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Ok, tnx for the quick replies

I unmounted the drive and the files were back, then I created a new folder and mounted the partition to that newly created folder.
The next thing will probably be very basic too, but I have no permission in this folder. How do I set it to permit me to write to it?

And when I use 'chown ron sdb' where ron is my user name and sdb is de folder name where I mounted the drive, I get an error as well about unable to do the chown thing.

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