I'm sure I'll get some terms wrong here but I'll try to explain what I did.
first: as Old-Polack described above I placed and entry in my /etc/fstab.
second: I formatted the partition on my external hardrive with a NTFS file system.
third: I halted my system and viola it worked.
I then removed the entry in /etc/fstab rebooted and it still worked.
I used a little of what everybody posted here so thanks to everybody!