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For a little history, when the hard drive on my Vista machine went bad, and I didn't have a recovery disk, I decided to give Ubuntu a try instead of wasting more money with Microsoft. I bought and installed a new 1TB hard drive and ran the install. I was a bit timid about it and created a small partition of only about 200GB and left the rest of the drive un-partitioned. Fast forward 18 months and I'm still running Ubuntu, but my 200GB was starting to run low so I used gparted and created two new partitions in the unused space on my drive.

I can see both of these new partitions, and both of them appear to be mounted. They each have a "lost and found" folder already in them, but I don't have any permissions on these two drives.

Worse than that, since creating the two new partitions, I seem to have also lost the ability to plug in and access my USB drive enclosures. I have two of them that I keep on my desk and use for older file storage. Files from old computers and what not. I typically keep them powered off and when I need something, I reach over and power the drive on. Before creating the new partitions, I could turn a drive on and it would immediately be recognized and mount. Now, when I turn either of them on, the file explorer shows the drives (and all their correctly named partitions) but does not mount. I can right click and mount is an option, but when I select it, they still don't mount.

If I plug in my phone, it mounts and I have full access to the files on it like before. I also have full access to my NAS the same as before.

I looked at the fstab file this morning and the only entry was my NAS drive. (phone was not plugged in and USB drives were both off)

As I type this, I realize, maybe I know more about the OS than I thought I did, but I've reached the limit of my knowledge with it. How can I gain access to all these drives again?

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