[ubuntu] access to second disk sdb

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http://ubuntuforums.org – ok, I got the additional SATA cables and hooked up the second disk. got it formatted and created a partition -- type EXT4 -- which it selected apparently as the default. now I can get it mounted but what do i do to grant permissions on it ? I see the device is mounted and owned by /media/ -- which is owned by root. so a SUDO command is going to be needed,-- can I sudo mkdir and then sudo chomod permission on that directory ? if i sudo mkdir the new directory will be owned by root still,-- i think (Hardware)