I have an external hard drive (Seagate Free Agent) that I normally download files to.
I have a dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 along with Windows 7-64 bit.
I can read all of my files in my external HD perfectly, but when I attempt to do a download of a file to this drive, I get an "unable to write because of read only" disk error. When I attempt to change the permissions of the disk through the "Properties" bar, I still get an error that I don't have the proper permissions to change permissions.
I have heard of "mounting" the disk, but I am afraid of mistakenly reformatting and destroying all the data that I have currently on that drive. How best should I safely change the permissions on that drive so that I can write and download files to the drive??
The drive is listed under /dev/sdc1.