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Hi I'm new to Linux. Trying Ubuntu 12.04. However I have 2 x 80Gig HDD in my desktop computer. I ran Gparted before I installed 12.04 to clean and format ...
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    Can not access slave drive


    Hi I'm new to Linux. Trying Ubuntu 12.04. However I have 2 x 80Gig HDD in my desktop computer. I ran Gparted before I installed 12.04 to clean and format drives. I can see the "drive" on my desktop, but when I try and access it the system tells me I do not have permission. How can I fix this?

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    Are you saying you can boot Ubuntu but cannot access an extemal drive? How are you trying to access it? From the file manager? terminal? You will likely need to change permissions to allow a normal user to access it. Usually with Ubuntu, you need to prefix a command with 'sudo' (without quotes) in a terminal. Externals are usually auto-mounted in the /media directory in Ubuntu. Open a terminal and run this command: sudo ls -l /media/ to see the output and post back.

    I'm not sure if that's your problem after re-reading your post. Give more specifics on what the problem is.
    Also, what is on the slave drive? filesystem type?

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    Latest version of Ubuntu auto mounts all available/supported partitions and give full privileges (read/write) on NTFS/FAT32 filesystems.
    Open Terminal and execute following commands :
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    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
    Post output here.

    ** Its small L in fdisk -l.
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    Hi there

    I'm saying that I have 2 by internal HDD drives. When I run this command I get this...

    total 16
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 13 17:00 7973e0f4-b2e5-4803-837a-90f9e1536cb1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 Dec 13 17:08 floppy -> floppy0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 13 17:08 floppy0
    drwx------ 1 guest-yglkFS guest-yglkFS 8192 Jan 1 2002 My Passport (This is the external drive)

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    When I run this command ( sudo disk -lI get this....

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156299375 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0005f14b

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 152107007 76052480 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 152109054 156297215 2094081 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 152109056 156297215 2094080 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156299375 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000de792

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 2048 156299263 78148608 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 2144 MB, 2144337920 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 260 cylinders, total 4188160 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x5f4b1192

    Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

    Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders, total 3906963456 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0005f107

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 2048 3906963455 1953480704 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    [B]And when I run the command (df -h) I get this....
    [/B]

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 72G 67G 1,5G 98% /
    udev 997M 4,0K 997M 1% /dev
    tmpfs 403M 996K 402M 1% /run
    none 5,0M 0 5,0M 0% /run/lock
    none 1007M 5,0M 1002M 1% /run/shm
    none 1007M 30M 977M 3% /tmp/guest-yglkFS
    /dev/sdb1 74G 52M 70G 1% /media/7973e0f4-b2e5-4803-837a-90f9e1536cb1
    /dev/sdc1 1,9T 1,4T 488G 74% /media/My Passport
    /home/isabel/.Private 72G 67G 1,5G 98% /home/isabel

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    Partition /dev/sdb1 of second Hard disk has been mounted correctly. Have you checked /media/7973e0f4-b2e5-4803-837a-90f9e1536cb1 folder?
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