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anthony2010
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External Drive

Postby anthony2010 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:28 pm

Hi all.

Running Mint 6 KDE and I think its nothing short of brilliant!

Now, I have just one slight prob and that is, I cant write to my external drive. I notice Gparted isnt in this package so Im guessing theres an alternative way of doing things. I have posted this problem in the Newbies section on the regular forum but was unaware there was a specific KDE forum. Hence double post.

Any Ideas all?

ant.

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Re: External Drive

Postby miket » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:37 pm

Hi Anthony,

You can install gparted from the comman line, pop open a terminal and type:

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sudo apt-get install gparted


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anthony2010 wrote:Hi all.

Running Mint 6 KDE and I think its nothing short of brilliant!

Now, I have just one slight prob and that is, I cant write to my external drive. I notice Gparted isnt in this package so Im guessing theres an alternative way of doing things. I have posted this problem in the Newbies section on the regular forum but was unaware there was a specific KDE forum. Hence double post.

Any Ideas all?

ant.

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Re: External Drive

Postby Boo » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:16 am

you could install mountmanager.

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Re: External Drive

Postby iironjade » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:39 am

If you've been using your external HD in a Windows machine you have to use Windows' "Safely Remove Hardware" option, otherwise your Linux machine won't recognise it correctly.
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Re: External Drive

Postby anthony2010 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:40 am

Hi all.

Downloaded Gparted and remarkably, without clicking anything other than asking it to show me the drive ( which it did) it now works!

The KDE is a great desktop.

Thanks Boo and everyone for the help.

ant.


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