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Old 06-30-2009, 10:37 PM   #16
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and according to Gparted, 2 is mounted at /media/HDD1 and 1 is at /vista.
I believe you, /media/HDD1 just does not make sense to me, I would expect it to appear as /media/sda2.

I can see, judging by the sheer size of sda2 that it is your 'storage' partition and sda1 is your WinVista drive. it makes sense that this particular partition shows up in the folder '/vista' because you have done what I suggested. if you would like the 'storage' partition to be accessible the same way as your '/vista' partition you can repeat this procedure using a slightly different string:

open a terminal and type:

sudo mkdir /storage
then open your /etc/fstab file with root privileges by typing:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab
and add this line to the static section of the file: (copy paste)

/dev/sda2  /storage ntfs-3g defaults,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=100,auto,rw,user 0 2
and do a remount as tredegar suggested:
No need to reboot (slow, boring), just re-mount, like this:

sudo mount -a
I would at least keep this info somewhere for next time because how you got it to appear as /media/HDD1 remains a bit of a mystery.

good luck
Old 06-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #17
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I never mentioned it, but I did rename the hard drive in Vista before installing Ubuntu. I don't remember what it was originally, but i renamed it to HDD1 to make it easier to locate. Maybe that has something to do with it, although I would think (with my little knowledge) that Ubuntu would detect it as sda2.
Old 07-01-2009, 05:59 AM   #18
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No, that explains it all; the media protocol in Ubuntu supports drive labels. you called your storage partition HDD1. I remember a few years ago in Linux a drive with notation HDD1 would be the first partition of the secondary slave drive, now that would be SDD1. the name you gave to it can be a bit confusing.

does Ubuntu prompt you for your password when you initially access that drive? if so, then doing my suggestion will eliminate that.


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