I recently installed Manjaro KDE on a new SSD. I put the old HDD in a caddy in place of the optical drive (removed the optical drive) to use as storage. I formatted the drive but now I am unable to do anything on this drive. I can’t create new folders not paste any files.
What am I doing wrong? On my Win 10 rig I have a SSD for the OS and applications and a 2TB HDD for storage. I want to replicate the same setup. I assumed it would be simple but isn’t. How do I go about doing that?
I think you have to change the ownership of the drive, something like:
sudo chown username:username /path/to/mount
Also it would be handy to automount the device in your /etc/fstab
This howto covers mounting and permissions:
Disk device recognition
Manjaro uses udev (see
Arch Wiki) to load devices at boot time. The loading of devices is arbitrary and therefore you cannot predict which device will be available at a given path.
But static device names do exist and you can assign specific locations to your device and thus ensure e.g. scripts will work as expected.
What to learn
Overview of system mount units
Structure and Content of a mount unit
Mount at boot (immediate mount)
Mount at demand (mou…
You can use systemd to mount your device like the 2nd post suggests. I prefer the fstab method because it’s much simpler.
Adding a new hard drive or solid-state drive to your Linux computer? You’ll need to edit your fstab file. A lot of people find the very idea scary. Yes, it’s critical that you get it right, but armed with the right knowledge, it really isn’t...
i’m reading that how to geek and yes i find it easier then the other posted link,got to Mounting the file systems section and got this.the Hdd is not formated.
sudo mount /dev/sda /mnt/scsi
mount: /mnt/scsi: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda, missing codepage or help
er program, or other error.
You are trying to mount a whole device where most likely you want to mount a partition instead.
i’m trying to mount the sda Hdd
sda 8:0 0 3.6T 0 disk
sdb 8:16 0 931.5G 0 disk
├─sdb1 8:17 0 350M 0 part
├─sdb2 8:18 0 930.6G 0 part /run/media/
└─sdb3 8:19 0 533M 0 part
sdc 8:32 0 465.8G 0 disk
├─sdc1 8:33 0 100M 0 part /mnt/ssd
├─sdc2 8:34 0 16M 0 part
├─sdc3 8:35 0 465.2G 0 part /run/media/
└─sdc4 8:36 0 507M 0 part
sdd 8:48 0 1.8T 0 disk
└─sdd1 8:49 0 1.8T 0 part
There seem to be no partitions on
/dev/sda. Are you sure there is a filesystem (to mount) on it?
$ lsblk -f
If that is an empty hdd
create a partition table with at least 1 partition
create a filesystem on that partition
only now you can mount it
hey sorry for the long time since i replied joys of real life,yeah i forgot to format it
.tried to update manjaro the old version to many conflicts so gave up and installed the latest version.
though i did have one issue with sudo gedit /etc/fstab which I had to web search and found out it only works on Gnome based Linux,as I’m using KDE based Linux you have to use kate /etc/fstab
other then that all working great
and thanks for the help