usb drive "protocol device" - why cannot I write to it?
In trying to share files with a M$ user, he brought over an external USB drive. He was unsure as to its format type. We plugged it into my SuSE 9.2 box (k2.6.10) and it popped up. I was able to grab files from it but in trying to write to it I was told that I couldn't b/c it's a Protocol Device. I tried to change the permissions, but I couldn't b/c it's a Protocol Device. I rebooted into Live MepisPRO 2005.4b, logged in as root, and it appeared to give me full permissions... except I still couldn't create a folder or write to it b/c, yep, it's a PROTOCOL DEVICE.
First, what does that mean?
Second, how do I get this to work? Could it be an issue if the drive was M$'s OTFS? (old technology file system) Do M$ permissions on a EIDE storage medium interfere/overlap/screw with *nix permissions?