I received my Valentine's Day gift from my wife. I asked for an Aluratek 250GB USB 2.0 hard drive. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822334006
) It is a really nicely built unit, however I am having a problem. I plugged the hard drive into my USB 2.0 port and it was detected, but only as a "read-only" device. So, I tried changing permissions as myself and as root and it keeps saying that it is a "read-only" device and that I can't change the permissions. Now, I know from my previous Slack background, that this probably something simple as the device being detected and autoconfigured as "read-only" which is why it won't allow me to change the permissions.
I guess what I am trying to say is...
1. How can I change it from a read-only device?
2. What should my fstab entry say to mount the drive with read/write/execute access for all users??
Thanks for your help!
I just realized it is pre-formatted as Windows NTFS and the device it is linked to is /dev/sdb1. I'm still not sure how to fix this.