I have an extra 4 TB drive on EndeavourOS and want to use it to store files on it maybe for music or downloads or what ever? What is the best way to do this. I can access the drive but it doesn’t allow me to right click and create folders or copy anything to the drive currently. It’s just there visible and i can mount and unmount it. It’s listed as:
sdb1 8:17 0 3.6T 0 part /run/media/ricklinux/333cc16f-8f62-4d34-a83b-449de831b9b1
I tried adding it to fstab but didn’t make any difference so I’m obviously not doing it right. Never done this before because i had no need or desire.
I want to be able to right click and make directories and or copy and paste stuff to the drive? Any issue with privileges or anything. Download to it. Delete stuff if need be.
I’m just not sure whats the best use for this drive and how to make it work like anything else. Any advice & ideas.
It s a fixed hard drive just extra. So i tried to mount it in fstab but i don’t think i’m doing it right? I’m not sure what the difference is if it’s removable or not? Also as @jonathon said file systems are owned by root. So i’m not very good at chown stuff. Not sure what is meant by subdirectories. Currently there is a lost & found folder on the drive. Do i delete that? Not sure where that is from? I can’t make directories in Dolphin so i would have to do it from the terminal as this is KDE.
I don’t currently have it in the fstab because it was giving boot problems so i took it out. I know what a sub directory is i just don’t understand okay if i add a folder Music or what to do and what is the mount called. Do i change that or leave it? Also sudo chown $USER: stuff
If i make directories in there do i have to chown for every directory i make?
[ricklinux@eos-kde ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
UUID=C482-2876 /boot/efi vfat umask=0077 0 2
UUID=688efc3d-aec6-4ca8-b945-bcda4cb1fc8b / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
/swapfile swap swap defaults,noatime 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
Okay i was putting in the whole line from lsblk -l. Like i say i have never done much of this stuff. So making the directory and mounting i have no issue with. I didn’t realize you have to put /data at the end of the UUID line and also the ext4 defaults,noatime 0 0.
So what happens if i add additional directories? and they are not inside /data do you have to have write another entry in the fstab and do the same chown?