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Mint won't let me use the HDD partition I made

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:45 am
by bluesberryinn
Must get taxes done. Mint Insanity. Trying to switch from Windows to Mint but Mint's INSANE permissions regime has me wondering if it's ready for PRIME TIME.

New Dell W10 laptop w/1TB WD HDD. Installed 500GB SSD and then put Mint 19.1 on that. Planned to use the 1TB HDD as working storage, so made a 586 GB partition on it, then transferred all the data on my old laptop's HDD to that. Silly me. Mint REFUSES to give me any rights on the 586 GB. I did EVERYTHING: In terminal, used chown and chmod w/sudo, ran with no errors YET STILL DENIES ME. This is insane. I MUST get my taxes done.Do I have to go back to Windows???

Why would Mint deny me use of a partition I made? CRAZY.

Re: MINT WON'T LET ME USE THE HDD PARTITION I MADE

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:18 am
by AndyMH
Assume the partition you created is NTFS. Have you turned off fast boot in win 10? If win hasn't shut down properly mint is not going to give you read/write access.

Re: Mint won't let me use the HDD partition I made

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:43 am
by HaveaMint
bluesberryinn wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:45 am
Mint Insanity.
So you wait until the last second to do your taxes and do a system change and call it "Mint insanity"? When you point your finger at Mint remember that three fingers are pointing back at you.

Re: Mint won't let me use the HDD partition I made

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:23 am
by bluesberryinn
AndyMH, Thanks, maybe that was it. Yes it was NTFS. W10 was damaged, and I just repaired it with a CZ image. So I went to the partition and was able to at least rename (before it denied me even that). Not familiar with W10 fast boot (it does boot very slow) so I need to learn about that. When I get time and can verify it's OK I'll put solved in the subject.