I am trying to connect an external HDD (1TB) to Humax IR2000HD
PVR box so I can record the videos, but it needs to format it first to ext2 or ext3 (based on what I've searched). And I am having a problem with the filesystem ownership.
First attempts the box was taking too long in format, so I forced stopped it and did the format with my PC (running Ubuntu) using Disk Utility (created a partition then formatted the partition); file system Ext3 and unchecked Take Ownership. But I could not write to the disk; so I tried fixing that by running the command
sudo chmod 777 /media/myHDD
But when I connected the HDD, the box wanted to format it again. So I let it.
After the box formatted it, I connected it to my PC and could see the files but cannot make any changes to them.
Now, how can I fix ownership of the HDD file system and keep it working with the Humax box?
Or is the problem with the way I formatted it and not wit the ownership?
And is formatting from Disk Utility any different from running
sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb
? [assuming my HDD is sdb]