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Old 06-07-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Write to usb 500GB drive


I have no trouble mounting a WD 500GB usb drive but writing to it doesn't work. I've installed ntfs-3g but it doesn't make a difference.
I use KDE where the drive is auto found when plugged in. How can I get it to write?
I guess I could add it to fstab but whats the point of auto detect then and what if I use several disks?

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Old 06-07-2008, 06:00 PM   #2
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If it is mounted somewhere (not as read only) then you should be able to write to it. Are you having problems in modifying some files ?

mount will behave differently too.

See http://www.ntfs-3g.org/support.html too.


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Old 06-07-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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"cat /proc/mounts"
 
Old 06-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #4
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I guess I didn't form my question clear. I can manually mount the drive using ntfs-3g and write to it. If KDE automounts it though, it seems it uses the ntfs instead of the ntfs-3g driver and that makes writing impossible.
My question should be: how to make debian always use ntfs-3g when automounting?

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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This solution might work for you..

Quote:
2007-04-10, 06:46 AM PDT
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archiv.../t-152328.html

I think I have it figured out, I presume the best bet is to plug in your usb devices one at a time and run:

udevinfo -a -p $(udevinfo -q path -n /dev/sdX) | grep SYSFS{serial}

Get the serial number of each device and create a file called /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules, chmod the file to 644, add an entry in the form of:

BUS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd*", SYSFS{serial}=="57442D5743414C3736393837303631", NAME="%k", SYMLINK+="wd-external%n"

for each device...

then

/sbin/udevcontrol reload_rules

Then add the appropriate /etc/fstab entries using like /dev/wd-external, as an example, that should work, and survive reboots.
the trick is to assign each external drive a unique name using udev rules then add an fstab entry for each one.


You wouldn't want the system to ALWAYS use ntfs-3g when automounting, since USB flash drives and CF cards, SD cards are all FAT32...

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