Mounting Hard Drive

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  1. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I have a second drive in my HP that I use to store movies and stuff. I've formatted it with NTFS in the past. I'd like to use with a Linux partition, but couldn't find a good guide to show me how. Does anyone have one?

    Secondly, I'm trying to put K3B on the favorites bar, but it doesn't give me the option when I right click. Thanks for any help.
     
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    gparted is the most user-friendly way to partition and format disks under Linux. Formatting it as an ext4 filesystem (which is usually the default gparted offers) is probably the best way to go. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17001/how-to-format-a-usb-drive-in-ubuntu-using-gparted/ explains what to do.

    As for putting it on the favorites bar, which desktop are you using?
     
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    Thanks. The Gparted worked. I've used it before. I don't know why I didn't think of it.

    I'm just using whatever comes with Ubuntu 18.04.
     
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    I got the ext4 partition created, but I can't seem to write anything to it. Paste is grayed out. I think it's a permissions issue, but I've no idea how to fix it.
     
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    The partition first needs to be mounted (and added to /etc/fstab) if it hasn't been already. I always do this stuff by hand, as I've been doing so for decades, so I don't know if there's a GUI for it and what that might be on any given Linux distribution.

    It could be a permissions issue; you might need to

    chown <your_user_id> <mountpoint>

    after mounting the filesystem.
     
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