installed a seagate 1 tb drive esata drive to back up home folder. installed a new drive as my primary hard drive. then tried to copy my hame folder over to new system from esata drive. error message says i don,t have permission to accsee this drive.
You need to login as root. type: "Sudo Nautilus" on your command line and that should give you permission to move those files in a new file manager window. You can also work around that by just moving the individual pictures, documents,... folders around.
Now if you want to have that drive as your new home folder directory then you should reinstall Ubuntu and on the partitioning step,(do manual partitioning) set that drive's mount point as "/home" and the other drives mount point as "/" that will allow you to screw with the system at will without losing your data