Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
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?


  Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile Western Digital External drive read-only under Gentoo - NTFS issue - solved

I bought a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive to use with a Gentoo build. It connected beautifully, mounted visibly but despite being mounted read/write any attempt to write to it produced the error "read-only file system". I chased a number of red herrings before I found that the drive comes with an NTFS filesystem and NTFS support in my kernel was set to read-only, which I think was a default setting. Simple fix was to install a different file system - as it was a new drive there was no old data to lose.
Old 06-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: US
Distribution: Debian Sid; Sabayon, UbuntuStudio, Slackware-multilib 13.1, Peppermint Ice, CentOS
Posts: 575

Rep: Reputation: 67
Glad to hear you figured it out.


externalharddrive, gentoo, usb

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
Western Digital External Hard Drive jongriffiths Linux - Hardware 1 03-02-2010 11:30 PM
Can I install Linux on Western Digital USB external hard drive? priyankadeven Linux - Newbie 6 11-24-2009 09:12 PM
problem with copying data from a (western digital) usb drive (ntfs partition) piyush.popli Fedora 4 02-23-2009 04:40 AM
How to mount Western Digital External Drive previously used on Windows System? bliss4one MEPIS 7 09-16-2008 05:59 PM
External Hard Drive Not mounting (Western Digital) cxiii Linux - Hardware 5 06-16-2008 09:36 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 PM.

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