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Old 02-21-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Can't write to mounted HD, set permissions in fstab, need help


Ok, just like the title says, I can't write to my mounted HDs. I've edited the permissions in the fstab to rw intstead of read only and it's not working. I can't even write to them on root. My dad is even stumped. We've mounted them to where we can read from them but we can't write at all, I'm suprised root couldn't write. And it's both my windows HD and my slave one. They are both ntfs, does anybody know what I could do?
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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NTFS write support is not implemented as default in most (or any) of the Linux distributions. You can check http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ which will let writing on a NTFS partition/disk. It is in a beta stage (that is not fully stable) but I have been using it since a long time without any problem.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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NTFS write support is not implemented as default in most (or any) of the Linux distributions. You can check http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ which will let writing on a NTFS partition/disk. It is in a beta stage (that is not fully stable) but I have been using it since a long time without any problem.
Oh, thank you, is a special version of Linux needed? Because I'm on Suse 10.1, or do you compile the files yourself?
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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In the download section of the home page of ntfs-3g you will find a list of Linux distributions which include the ntfs-3g driver as binary packages. By the way, I compiled on OpenSUSE 10.2 without any problem. Just a hint: look carefully at the installation instruction, regarding FUSE 2.6.0 (or newer) as requirement.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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I was able to compile the fuse thing and install it and same with the ntfs driver but when I try to mount the drive with the code it said to use, it said defficiant fuse or something
 
Old 02-21-2007, 07:13 PM   #6
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Don't panic! Check the FAQ on the ntfs-3g site and in particular this. Have you installed FUSE with the following?
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./configure --enable-kernel-module
make
make install
Also, if I remember well, I installed the FUSE package from YAST (not compiled from source).
 
Old 02-21-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
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Did you use a installation source or the cds? Because the version is 2.5...

Edit: Strange, when it get's to the kernel it gives me this message:

=== configuring in kernel (/home/CanisLupus/Documents/fuse-2.6.1/kernel)
configure: running /bin/sh ./configure --prefix=/usr/local '--enable-kernel-module' --cache-file=/dev/null --srcdir=.
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking kernel source directory... /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/i386/default
checking kernel build directory... /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.13-4-obj/i386/default
checking kernel source version... Not found
configure: error:
*** Cannot determine the version of the linux kernel source. Please
*** prepare the kernel before running this script
configure: error: ./configure failed for kernel

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Old 02-22-2007, 04:03 AM   #8
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Sorry for not have mentioned this before: every time you have to compile a kernel module, you need the kernel sources installed. These are not installed by default, so this message simply stats that the kernel source are required for the fuse installation. On Suse the required package is kernel-source: look for it in the YAST Software Management and double check that the version matches exactly the version of the installed kernel. To verify your kernel, you know..
Code:
uname -r
Regarding the first question, I compiled both fuse (fuse-2.6.1.tar.gz) and ntfs-3g from source!
 
Old 02-22-2007, 05:24 PM   #9
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Sorry for not have mentioned this before: every time you have to compile a kernel module, you need the kernel sources installed. These are not installed by default, so this message simply stats that the kernel source are required for the fuse installation. On Suse the required package is kernel-source: look for it in the YAST Software Management and double check that the version matches exactly the version of the installed kernel. To verify your kernel, you know..
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uname -r
Regarding the first question, I compiled both fuse (fuse-2.6.1.tar.gz) and ntfs-3g from source!
I figured it had to be that because I searched around a little. But there's one problem for me, I don't have the 5th CD and I don't want to download it because I have satellite and it has this thing called FAP to where if I download anymore than 170MB in 12 hours, my connection drops down to well below dial up speed...do you know of any 10.1 installation sources that would have the kernel rpm?
 
Old 02-22-2007, 05:56 PM   #10
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Yes. You can choose a mirror here! SuSE 10.1 is still well supported and almost any mirror keeps the source installation (sometime called SL-10.1). Sorry for repeating, but check carefully the corresponding version of kernel-source against your kernel version!
 
Old 02-22-2007, 06:22 PM   #11
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They're all 10.2, I can't find 10.1

Edit: Nevermind, I saw what you meant, thanks

Edit 2: I don't have enough space on my file system and I can only make the partion smaller, how do I increase the size of the partion?

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:27 PM   #12
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It works!! Thank you very much!! You were a great help Sorry for double posting, but thank you again
 
Old 02-23-2007, 03:49 AM   #13
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Nice to hear it works fine, now! You're welcome!

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how do I increase the size of the partion?
You may consider to use a partitioner like Gparted. It's easy to use and safe (never had problems with it) but always do a backup of your unvaluable data before attempting any disk partioning/resizing/deleting/creating and so on... Cheers.
 
  


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