I received a response from bodhi.zazen, but I don't have enough knowledge to understand what I need to do as Xubuntu is new to me.
You set ownership and permissions with chown and chmod . As the files are owned by root use sudo sudo chown your_user:your_user /mount/point . – bodhi.zazen
I am working from a live cd, and need to enable a 320GB external HDD so that it can be used for data storage.
I found the path to the drive by using gparted, it was /dev/sda1. I entered in terminal, the following command:
sudo chown artie:artie /dev/sda1
It didn't like the artie:artie part of the entry. I thought it would be ok to enter any username, because I booted to the live cd. What am I doing wrong?