Sorry, I said only 'mount', not 'mount /dev/sda5'! And, what makes /dev/sda5 busy?
And, it seems, that /dev/sda5 is mounted to /mnt/sda5 already because of entry in fstab, what makes sense.
HenryP wrote:P.s., /dev/sdb is my Sabayon disk.
Ok, that's fine. You should be able to access /mnt/sda5 anyway.Open a konsole, get root (su) and change directory then to /mnt/sda5. Now you should be able to use commands like 'chmod' (permissions) or chown (change users or groups). For that, mc is a good filemanager to do. But anyway, there is no way, not to learn about permissions in linux. Google for it, pls.
I am afraid I've gotten a little confused... thought about this (after some unsuccessful efforts re your suggestions)... So I first deleted the entry in /etc/fstab, went back into windows, & with a utility (in Windows), deleted /dev/sda5 & made a new partition with NTFS format.
Now, when I "mount" it in Sabayon (it now actually shows up in the file manager), I can create a new folder (by right clicking the window)... but cannot remove it to "trash," & also cannot write to the disk ("I do not have permission to write").
So I went up on the directory tree... & see that the path /dev/sda5 got mounted to is /run/media/henry/BigDog).
All the files in the path have only root permissions...
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ls -ld /run/media/henry/BigDog/
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Oct 11 10:12 /run/media/henry/BigDog/
(there is another usb3 hd that is mounted there... the permissions are the same, root
So, it seems to me that I need to change permissions recursively, from '/run' to 'BigDog' (& actually, I wish to have same permissions for any disk mounted there) from
user. (??? This is a suitable mount point for me, as my other disk, mentioned is there)
Does this seem correct... ? & if so, perhaps you might outline how to do this.
Then, I assume that I more or less follow your suggestions for modifying /etc/fstab...
Thanks very kindly for your time & help!
P.s., (this entry somewhat later than above) I think I found a further complication (?), it seems all of the above directories
are mounted ALSO in '/var/run/media/henry' How the heck does that happen? & what to do?