Slave Drive (resend)
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sat Feb 16 14:15:32 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-02-15 at 23:43 -0600, Wayne Smith wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
> > Wayne Smith wrote:
> >> Wayne Smith <AdminPublisher <at> earthlink.net> 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.
> > Simple.....
> > 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....."
> Ok, that takes care of the permissions. Thanks a lot for that. Now, the
> mount point is still listed in the filesystem. If I format the master
> drive, will that wipe out my files on slave also??? If so, how do I
> separate it from the filesystem????
The drive shows up under root as a directory if it is ready to use. As
long as it has a mount point, it will be there unless the mount point is
a sub-directory. Even though it is showing up, what you do to the master
drive (called "Filesystem" in Nautilus, it should not affect the slave
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