LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-08-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
fhjulfor
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Canīt write to external USB harddisk


I manage to mount my Iomega 160Gb harddrive but the problem is writing to it. When I try to write to it I get an error message that says something like: Disc full.
although itīs not full.

I use Mandrake 9.1 and my fstab entry look like this:


/dev/sda1 /mnt/iomega auto users,rw,iocharset=iso88591,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0

filesystem on the harddrive is fat32 because i want it work both in windows and linux.

Can someone please give me some ideas how to proceed.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:33 PM   #2
kilgoretrout
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,334

Rep: Reputation: 144Reputation: 144
Try changing your fstab line to this:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/iomega vfat user,noauto,iocharset=iso88591,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0

Note, the drive will not be automounted at boot(noauto option) which is generally what you want for a removable storage device. So you'll have to mount the drive after you boot if you want to use it but ordinary users are given the ability to mount the drive(user option). Also, the drive is explicitly set up as a FAT32 drive(vfat). All users will have read/write privileges to the drive(umask=0 option). This is typically how most people would set up a removable FAT32 storage device.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unable to write to external USB drive m_lp_ql_m Linux - Newbie 2 08-29-2005 04:21 PM
Format and mount problem - External USB harddisk darn dao Linux - Hardware 1 11-03-2004 03:40 AM
Write to external USB hard drive Rob Roye Linux - Software 6 07-06-2004 05:15 PM
USB 2.0 and external harddisk crash mysterious Linux - Hardware 2 11-05-2003 06:50 AM
Installing Linux on USB External Harddisk compatible to HP Laptop yogesh_chitnis Linux - Hardware 0 04-17-2002 09:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration