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The new mountpoint is shadowing the old path, making it invisible, but still present on disk. What you need to do is unmount /home/user/mydata: sudo umount /home/user/mydata mount it on another path: sudo mount /dev/sdc1 </mnt/somewhere> move whatever data you need from /home/user/mydata to the temporarily mounted path. Then delete the remaining ...


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Following this post: I want to share my "/" in samba. How to make it editable in windows networking? By default, your Samba users are not going to have write access to the filesystem root. The easiest way to do this is to force a user. (Samba users will access the share using the local user's privileges.) Make sure that the user you ...


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Generally best practice is to mount the drive according to it's purpose, which is why unix systems have this standardised filing system. For example, if you are going to use the drive as a home drive then you might consider mounting it as /home. Have a look at The linux filing system hierarchy to see if the usage of the drive fits in here. You may want to ...



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