So I decided to include my entire HD space of 320GB in the /dev/sda3 partition where I had installed Ubuntu.
I was told that it is better to keep some HD space away from the installation partition. So I resized the partition to 50GB in order to use the rest to store data.
I created the partition /dev/sda4 and labeled it as 'Data'.
However, I am unable to copy any data into this folder. When I go to 'Data' I only see the fold 'lost+found'. But I am not able to create any other folder nor can I move my data here.
Have I done anything wrong?
Also I see that 1.75GB of space has already been taken! How can this be possible?
Here's the screenshot from the GParted Partition Editor.