We have just purchased an IDE ext drive, with a USB2 connection; using a live Knoppix CD, we have formatted the drive into two partitions, which are ext3 formatted; we have Knoppix installed with KDE as the desktop; the system will not let us copy files into the new hard drive, from Home;

when I run "ls -l /media/sda2" I get "drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Apr 8 2007 lost+found"

I guess I need to change this to "drwx------ 2 username username 16384 Apr 8 2007 lost+found"

would this be correct? sorry to betray ignorance, but I obviously ran "ls -l " in a terminal; how do I cement the changes, if you agree to what I suggest above?

PS I must also confess to earlier editing /etc/fstab on the /mediasda2 line from:

"dev/sda2 /media/sda2 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0" to

"dev/sda2 /media/sda2 ext3 noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=username,gid=users 0 0"

again, comments welcome: was this good, bad or indifferent to edit /etc/fstab as I did:

and for username, I would enter our specific username when editing the file