LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
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
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
imac1701
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation HELP! Mounting External NTFS Drive (with Slackware 10.2\kernel 2.6.12.6)


I really need some help... (sorry if this is a repeated topic\if I am the 10 millionth person to post this but I couldn't find any results that helped me)

(If you wouldn't mind dumbing down your responses for a semi-newbie)
--
I have a 400 GB Seagate drive in an external USB case. The drive has a single NTFS partition.

To mount the drive, I do:
mkdir /mnt/ext-hdd
mount -t ntfs -o rw,user /dev/sda1 /mnt/ext-hdd

..it mounts fine (with no errors)..

When I try to read from the drive (as a non root user) I get:
ian@icm:~$ cd /mnt/ext-hdd
-bash: cd: /mnt/ext-hdd: Permission denied
ian@icm:~$

However, as root I can read all files from it.

Writing is a different story:

root@icm:/mnt/ext-hdd# echo "HELP ME PLEASE" > foo
-bash: foo: Permission denied
root@icm:/mnt/ext-hdd#

---------------------------------------------------

My goal: Make it so the drive can be read AND written to by *ALL USERS* - However, if I can only get 'root' to read\write to it, that would be fine.

~Please help me -- Thanks
 
Old 05-14-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
BobNutfield
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Fedora , Ubuntu, Slackware-Current
Posts: 1,477

Rep: Reputation: 51
Hi,

Even though you have the module for mounting an NTFS drive, you must also have the "write" to NTFS configured in your kernel, which is a relatively new feature in the 2.6 kernel. As far as the permissions issue, that can be solved with a chmod command to allow all users to read the mounted partition. There are articles you can find by googling, and searching this forum with "write to NTFS" search argument.

Hope this helps,

Bob
 
  


Reply

Tags
external, harddrive, hdd, mount, mounting, ntfs, read, slackware, usb, write


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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to mount an external NTFS USB drive on Mandrake 10.0?? mannyjazz Linux - Hardware 6 05-29-2006 07:13 PM
Mounting external Firewire NTFS HDD & Permissions Ganza Linux - Newbie 9 11-06-2005 07:39 AM
write to external NTFS drive bluetwist Debian 2 07-29-2005 06:38 PM
slackware 9.1 mounting problems (cd drive, cd writer drive, win partition (ntfs)) mr.gizm0 Slackware 8 05-11-2004 06:23 PM
Mounting WinXP (ntfs) drive and Kernel update? pahl Fedora 1 02-08-2004 09:05 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 PM.

Main Menu
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