I just switched from Windows over to Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to get my internal drives set up. I have one SSD that has the os on it and a second larger SSD that I am trying to format.
To start I changed the format to ext4 using
gparted. The drive formatted and then I was successfully able to mount the drive to a folder I had created. However this drive was in read-only mode.
In my research I found that I shouldn't be using the following command to open
The reason being that there can be some problems with how the permissions are handed down when creating the partition. I then found that I could use this modified command to fix the problem:
sudo -H gparted
The documentation says this about -H.
The -H (HOME) option requests that the security policy set the HOME environment variable to the home directory of the target user (root by default) as specified by the password database. Depending on the policy, this may be the default behavior.
The mount command I used was:
sudo mkdir /ssd sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /ssd
It doesn't seem to output anything. The terminal just goes to the next line. However I can check inside of gparted to see that the drive has been mounted to the location I specified.
The error shows up when I try to create a new steam folder inside of the new drive:
Another thing that I noticed is that I am getting an error when launching gparted. An error comes up that says the following:
Unit -.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway.
I couldn't find a solution to this either and that might be related to why the drive is stuck.