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Hello I'm usink mandrake 10.0 and for some reason when I put in a second hard drive it was set up as a removable drive. I can't write to it ...
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    My second hard drive appears as a removable drive on desktop


    Hello I'm usink mandrake 10.0 and for some reason when I put in a second hard drive it was set up as a removable drive. I can't write to it and I can't change the permissions

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    unmount it and remount it read write.
    e.g. if it was called /dev/sda1, and you mounted it at /mnt/sda1 then:
    Code:
    umount /dev/sda1
    mount -o rw /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
    of course replacing everything with the appropriate names!
    -lakerdonald

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    thanks but still problems

    when I double click the desktop icon it comes up in Konqueror as

    file:/mnt/removable

    I unmounted it ok by typing in : umount /mnt/removable as root

    well at least I got no error messages

    then the second line wouldn't work

    mount -o rw /mnt/removable /mnt/removable

    so I split it in two

    the first part (mount -o rw /mnt/removable) got no error messages

    but the second part did (mount /mnt/removable)

    I think I'm doing something wrong.

    I think that it shouldn't be in the /mnt directory and it shouldn't be called removable

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    I believe that your HD is in the /dev and you should type something like:

    mount -o -trw fat32 /dev/sda1 /mnt/removable

    You might have to adjust the parameters, source and destination but /dev and /mnt shold be right.

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