help me I cannot use my 2nd harddisk :(

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    I formatted my 2nd drive to ext4 with gparted but I cannot move any files to it. its like I lost permission to my drive :ouch:

    and there is a folder named "lost+found" i cant delete it. o_O

    even after formatting again lost+found is still there and I still can't move any files to it
     
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  2. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    lol I launched nautilus as admin and after i changed permissions I managed to delete lost+found and I am able to store files in the partition.

    btw what is the default permissions for the 2nd drive to be used as storage?
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You should not delete lost+found.
    It's for you to grab orphaned files in case of fsck problems.
    Second, you merely need to change permissions for the mount point.

    General recommendation: slow down before you delete anything.

    Cheers,
    Dedoimedo
     
  4. katio

    katio Guest

    It's owned by root, therefore here's what I do:

    su
    mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1
    mount /dev/sdb1 /mountpoint
    chown katio:katio /mountpoint
     
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