July 27th, 2013

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How do I mount a partition in Ubuntu?

I need a simple, easy to understand explanation of how to mount a Windows formatted partition in Ubuntu.

You see, a couple years ago I tried installing Ubuntu on my home PC. Didn't realize the external 2 TB drive, Sahn-Kusahn1 (formerly Alexandria), was plugged in. Didn't notice the program was trying to install Ubuntu on the 2 TB drive at first; don't know how long it was doing that before I was able to cancel. None of the files were damaged, but there was now this several hundred GIG partition that was no longer accessible. Having no backup drive (I know, I know, but I am poor), I couldn't have Brooke fix this.

Just a week or so ago, since we were getting to the point where there was so little room left on the main partition that I was having to delete unimportant stuff to make room, Brooke decided to try formatting the inaccessible partition to Windows. She did, and now on Windows it comes up under another drive letter, so I named it Kusahn.

When I started having problems on Sahn-Kusahn, where it was refusing to let me delete stuff no matter what Brooke and I did to it, I tried it in Ubuntu. That worked, but Kusahn (the smaller partition) did not come up.

Tried searching on Google about how to mount partitions in Ubuntu, and all I can find is endless pages of technobabble I can't fucking understand.

Hence the need for a simple how-to.

1 = In Trai'Pahg'Nan'Nog, "Kusahn" means "Library." "Sahn-Kusahn" means "Great Library." And I named my Nook "Piik-Kusahn" [peek koo sawn], meaning "Small Library." I got the name "Sahn-Kusahn," though, from the Sahn-Kusahn, the rather uninspired name of the largest library on Traipah.

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Startling realization

I've been working on my Yahgahn neo-mythos religion for roughly 15 or 16 years. I've got lots of deities, something like 40. But it just occurred to me a few days ago (and I just remembered just now) that I don't have a solar deity. And yet I have a lunar deity, and a deity of the planet Traipah.

Kind of shows my priorities, eh? I don't like being out in sunlight, I stopped going to Thelema stuff because they work primarily with solar energy, I prefer the dark and the cool. So it's not really surprising that I don't have a solar deity.

And yet, at the same time, it IS surprising.

Sheesh, now I need to think of one. :-)

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