First of all i would like to give full props to this forum for helping me out with all my crazy problems. thnks FedoraForum.
there has been a lot wierdness going on with my computer, which i feel are all interelated. i will list them all in sequential order. keep in mind i am able to save jpegs on my storage w/ root and access them in both windows and Fedora7. (assuming i am able to share other documents as well.)
not logged in as root, i attempted to add a file to my "/storage" (not sure if it's bad that it isn't /media/storage) directory which is fat 32 shared between windows and fedora, I was denied because i do not have permission.
attempted to give permission by logging as root, "rightclick-properties-permissions-change group" and got the warning "The group could not be changed. You do not have the permissions necessary to change the group of "storage"."
as a preference i created link to "/storage" in my root Desktop. Strangely trying to hit "delete" or "right clicking - Move to trash" on the link in my Desktop does nothing. "rm storage" works though. this is the case when im log'd or not log'd in as root.
i checked gparted and it shows a grey'd out 111.79 GiB unallocated. ((IMPORTANT: I have a hardware raid and during my fedora installation i didn't -or know how to- add any sort of raid config what/not due to my limited knowledge of raid, i assumed it picked it up automatically))
i have two devices to choose from /dev/sda and /dev/stb. In windows i can see all the partitions correctly.
running "fdisk -l" returns "Unable to seek on /dev/sda"
my fstab looks like:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/mapper/sil_ahajccadcaeap3 /storage vfat defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-sil_ahajc1 swap swap defaults 0 0
"I don't really understand much about that but i know i have a 30G windows, 20G Linux, 4G Swap, 170G or so Fat32/storage.
As a finally note. Everything seems to be working fine except for the fact that i can't store data onto my /Storage if im not log'd in as root (which worries me). and all the above wierdness hints me that im gonna get screwed somehow in the future.
I believe that this is all connected to my raid. and if there is any sort of process to install it during my installation of Fedora, please let me(the noob) know.