New external hard drive is read-only in Linux
I'm new to Linux. A friend partitioned my laptop, installed Ubuntu in one partition and left Windows 7 in the other. My old WD external hard drive shows up with problems - apparently it's sufferings from OLD-AGE - with Linux.
So I bought a new Samsung S2 Portable 3.0 1TB hard drive to take all my photos, music, movies and back-ups. The manual says that by default it is formatted to FAT32/NTFS.
So first problem: the hard drive wasn't showing up in Linux. I switched over to Windows, and it popped up, and I did a test run with a back-up of the Windows partition. All worked fine.
Went back to Linux, and now the drive shows up. But it's read-only. I can't copy anything across to it, and I'm at risk of losing all my pictures, which are part of my work.
Help! I'm by no means a technical sort, so this is all very frustrating.