Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
I bought a 250 GB Maxtor EHD recently to use with my system which runs BlueWhite64. Before I jump over to the BlueWhite64 forums, I thought about asking here in the hardware section, because my problem is somewhat related to the hardware. More specifically, my problem lies with permissions as a user. When I mount the device (normally /dev/sdf1) as root, I can read and write to the EHD. Howver, I can't read the device as a user. In /dev, the Maxtor shows up as brw-r----- 1 root, disk 8,81 /dev/sdf1 which when mounted prevents the user from even reading the drive. Normally, removable drives like SD discs are members of the group, plugdev. However, the Maxtor is member of group, disk. Other than adding a user to group, disk, how can this problem be solved? I suspect the problem lies with udev.
Edit - This problem seems related to the initial NTFS filesystem. After coping the original files elsewhere, I repartitioned the whole EHD to ext3 and the EHD is now readable as a user. I'll have to look into this problem further.
Last edited by tpreitzel; 06-14-2008 at 03:19 AM.