how do I add a partition and set a mount point

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how do I add a partition and set a mount point

Postby jcpeart on Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:52 pm

I have been using linuxmint for a few weeks now and love it. I have cleaned off one of my ntfs partitions and would like to format it ext3 and extend my /home to include that partition. can that be done?

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Postby clem on Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:52 am

Yes,

you can use "sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/your_partition" to make an ext3 filesystem, and you can either "mount" that manually or have it mounted for you by "fstab".

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how do i get rw permission for the new partition

Postby jcpeart on Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:42 pm

I have done as directed and created the filesystem on the partition and listed it in fstab with defaults options. I mounted the partiton at the correct mount point. I see the file system correctly but it will not let me write to the file system. when i open the folder it shows a "lost + found" folder with an x in a red box above and to the right of the folder and an amber padlock below and to the right of the folder. when i try to create a file or copy a file , it says Error - you do not have permissions to write to the destination.

What am I missing?

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i figured it out

Postby jcpeart on Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:06 am

i figured it out with the "chown" command.

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