new to ubuntu; have a few questions

Dwain Alford dwain.alford at
Fri Nov 10 02:14:33 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, Dwain Alford <dwain.alford at> wrote:
> On 11/9/06, Constantine Evans <constantine at> wrote:
> >
> > ac wrote:
> > To Dwain: You can make the hard drive so that only you can access it as
> > your account. If it has a Linux filesystem, change the directory where
> > it is mounted so that your user owns it (on the command line, this would
> >
> > be chown username /path/to/mount/point). Then you can read and write
> > everything on the hard drive, and can change the permissions so that
> > others can't write to it, or even read to it if you choose.
> >
> >
i did the chown and i own the folder (path to the hdd) now; however, there
is an unknown owner and file group on the hard drive.  i did the chown on
the hdd and i didn't take ownership.  how should i go about doing this?

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