Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I have an external NTFS HDD and it sometimes won't mount during boot up during the SuSe 10.0 Bootup. I've tried running the commands as root: umount /dev/sdb1 and it said it was unmounted, but when I went mount /dev/sdb1 /media/External it said that /dev/sdb1 was already mounted on Windows D. I don't have permissions to read the folder but I tried chmod u=rwx and it said it changed but I still can't access it. It is turned on and plugged in. When it doesn mount to /media/External during boot-up it works fine, except for the fact that it says the HDD is write-protected and I don't know how to fix that either soo...
How do I mount the HDD and set it to be Writable in SuSe Linux 10.0?
I would suggest reading chapters 32 & 33 in the SuSE Administrators guide. It sounds like you may have the hotplug system and you manual /etc/fstab entry fighting each other. So you are unable to mount the device because it is already mounted.
If the filesystem is NTFS, then that explains why the partition is read-only. You may consider using a different filesystem on the device.