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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 ...
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- 04-07-2007 #1
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- Mar 2007
permissions accesssing new external hard drive
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