I have a desktop computer with two hard-drives. One drive has Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it (64-bit, UEFI). The other drive has been partitioned into approximately two equal partitions. One of these has Windows 8.1 installed on it and the other partition (~ 450 GB) is unallocated space. I would like to use this unallocated space as an extra partition of my Ubuntu system,to be used mainly for backups. Could someone please give me detailed instructions on how to do this (mount point, etc.)? I have very little expertise. I have Gparted installed, if this is what I should be using.
This is how I figured out. I will suggest you to re-format that unallocated space in ntfs format ( since this is easy on windows) and mount it on your ubuntu on any appropriate directory.
follow as below:
- you need to get the list for active HDDs
you should have all your disks listed as below corresponding to the partition.
- create a mount point anywhere you want i.e.
and directory permission to 0777.
- Mount the file system by using the following command
mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sdb3 /mnt/share
- Now cd to the directory and you should be able to "ls" the items.
You can also mount the disk permanently by editing the /etc/fstab file. Hope this helps.