(GParted) mounting option is grayed out

here is some information about my harddrives

  HDD Total Size: 931.52 GiB used: 40.93 GiB (4.4%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST95005620AS size: 465.76 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST95005620AS size: 465.76 GiB 

i installed manjaro on sda
and i wanted to make sdb for storage so i made a partition on it, but i couldn’t reach that partition because it’s not mounted and i can’t do that.
some say it’s because i need to designate a mounting point first
so to conclude :
1-i need to know how to activate the mounting option in GParted .
and if not possible :
2-where can i make the mount point for such a partition, /mnt maybe ?

to do some research and reading before you post something so common.
It is essential, for the future in Manjaro, to get familiar with searching and reading. Anyway, even if I give you an answer, you 'll have to read it, too. :smile:



i definitely need to do that too LOL, i didn’t know that the word “spare” can be used this way (English as a 2nd language problems), and i apologize for my naive stupid question.
i’ll read it all, thank you so much


Thanks for your help again
I read the arch wiki pages you gave me earlier and I understand the process now
but one question remains: can’t I do that automatically using GParted ? or it’s only possible manually with Udisks and Fstab entry ?

Now that you gained more knowledge, I would expect a better question. You have to repeat/clarify what you want to achieve and why. “It/that” is not enough :joy:
And those are two questions…

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okay here’s the thing
i’m asking for a lazy solution :joy:
i’m familiar with the Udisks method
but my issue is related to GParted in particular
why the option that mounts a disk is not working in GParted ?
is it an error or GParted is not genuinely supposed to mount?

You can install “Gnome disks” and use it to auto-mount your drive. That program while it works does not do as good a job as mounting yourself in fstab with the best option selection. That does take research though.

Now, that’s a proper question and despite it seems two, it can count as one!
AFAIK Gparted can mount, unless there is a reason. It may be a bug or some situation with which it shouldn’t try.
What version do you have?
Have you checked Gparted Help, man, Website, Forum, Archwiki?
With which program can you mount partitions currently?

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