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Old 09-05-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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storage partition woes


Okay heres my problem. I'm trying to install a 2nd internal hard drive to my system for storage. But its being a royal pain in the butt! Ive tried a few different techniques of my own, but I always get similar errors. It mounts no problem with

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 # mount -t ntfs -o umask=0 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/disk2
However when I goto open it (with root privileges) using

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 # nautilus /mnt/disk2
it will open as read only! So then I tried

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 # chmod a+rx /dev/hdb1
and got the same error! I know that you think its something with the NTFS file system right? Well, Ive tried various Linux filing systems all giving me the same shizzz....

Quite frankly I'm out of ideas. The only thing that comes to mind is the hardware is read only but then again I was able to format it using a dos command line... So I'm just confused...
 
Old 09-05-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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storage for Linux??--then why the NTFS format?

Even if this is for shared storage, I would still use EXT3. You can access this from Windows using the ext2fsd driver.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 03:28 PM   #3
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only reason its currently ntfs is because i formated the disk in a boot up of dos i figured it would be the easiest way i can easily convert it to ext3 if it makes it easier to mount
 
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I would use fdisk or some other Linux tool to make the partitions and filesystems.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 03:34 PM   #5
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ok its converted to ext3 now what?
 
Old 09-05-2007, 04:12 PM   #6
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ok its converted to ext3 now what?
Mount it maybe?....

Manual mount:
mount /dev/sdXY mountpoint

The default SHOULD be rw--you can verify using "mount" with no arguments.

Look at man mount and man fstab for details on the syntax to put into /etc/fstab for the permanent setup.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 05:43 PM   #7
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http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3104/screenshotws7.png


thats what im getting okay

Last edited by tommytomthms5; 09-05-2007 at 05:45 PM. Reason: image link didnt work
 
Old 09-05-2007, 06:39 PM   #8
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okay i fixed it i think it had something to do with /mnt/disk2 i mounted it to /mnt/foo and i was able to write to it


wtf???? i mount it to /mnt/foo and it mounts to /mnt/disk2 and most likely vise-versa wtf is that all about???


and also only root can use it

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