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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sun Jan 4 07:29:05 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> Dear Mathew,
> It works again. 

Great!  You just didn't have write permission for the root directory of
the partition's filesystem.

> 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:~$

Yep, this is the output what I expected.  You should now be able to use
the partition normally.  Also, you can obviously rename or delete
NewDirectory and test.txt.  That was only for debugging.

Matt Flaschen

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