How do I activate my sdb5 partition and have it stay active continually? **RESOLVED** Thanks to all.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 4 07:18:26 UTC 2009


Dear Mathew,

It works again.  You can't know how frustrated I have been.  I have been 
trying to repair the problem for over a year.  I have worked around the 
problem, however, the extra steps are a little annoying.  I am laughing 
so much that I am making mistakes while responding.  I am so happy.

I don't fully understand what has happened, but I am copying the process 
and will study until I understand.  If I get confused, may I write to 
get a little additional coaching?
> ls -ld /media/sdb5
> ls -ld /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
> ls -l /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
>   

steven at Studio25:~$ sudo chown steven:steven /media/sdb5
[sudo] password for steven:
steven at Studio25:~$ mkdir /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
steven at Studio25:~$ touch /media/sdb5/NewDirectory/test.txt
steven at Studio25:~$ ls -ld /media/sdb5
drwxr-xr-x 5 steven steven 4096 2009-01-04 02:08 /media/sdb5
steven at Studio25:~$ ls -ld /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
drwxr-xr-x 2 steven steven 4096 2009-01-04 02:06 /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
steven at Studio25:~$ ls -l /media/sdb5/NewDirectory
total 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 steven steven 0 2009-01-04 02:06 test.txt
steven at Studio25:~$

I can't  wait to have your understanding.  Thanks again friend.

Steven

> Best,
>
> Matt Flaschen
>
>   





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