Donald D Henson wepin at
Mon Aug 6 10:13:26 UTC 2007

Jan Kauffman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently moved from windows XP to ubuntu, so I'm still having some
> problems figuring out how to do things here.
> I have 2 HDs on my computer, one of them (the small one) is where
> ubuntu is installed and the other (the large one) is where I intend to
> save my personal files.
> I used to do that on windows, just to separate my personal files
> (music, videos, college files, etc) from the OS and I wanted to keep
> doing that on linux too. The problem is that the large hard disk is
> not getting auto mounted. When I open the file browser, I see it
> there, but I have to click twice on it and enter the su pass to mount
> it. It is mounted on root group, which is not really what I wanted.
> Is there a way to configure ubuntu to auto mount this second hard disk
> when I turn my computer on, and mount it on my group? If I can't mount
> it on my personal group, at least I'd like to mount it with permission
> set to 7 for me.
> thanks a lot for any help
> --Kauffman
I  see that in another post you have someone helping with your problem.
While you're waiting for responses and so on, you should read some basic
stuff about fstab. Fire up a terminal and enter 'man fstab', without the
quotes, and read away. (It's easier to read if you maximize the terminal
window first.)

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules

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