Slave Drive (resend)

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Sat Feb 16 05:00:46 UTC 2008

Wayne Smith wrote:
> Wayne Smith <AdminPublisher <at>> writes:
>> Anybody have any pointers about how to setup a slave drive???? I just 
>> want to use it separately from the Filesystem as storage for my files.
>> I put it in the computer and formatted it with QTParted. For some 
>> reason, though, it's not listed in Computer, and I have no idea how to 
>> mount it up otherwise and use it.
> The drive I'm trying to use is a Western Digital 80gb hard drive. I want to use
> it separately from my filesystem as storage for my files. I have it setup as a
> slave drive apart from the master drive. I managed to get it mounted by
> reformatting it in ext3 with QTParted and rebooting the computer. Now, however,
> it says the drive belongs to root and I can't read or write to it. It's an IDE
> drive.


In a terminal window cd to the mount point (with the drive mounted) and
simply "chown username:groupname ."  Where username is your user name.  The
groupname is normally the same....

That should be "sudo chown....."

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