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Old 07-30-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Can't add hard drive- simple task- about ready to give up linux


Hello,

I just installed Mandrake 9.1 (dual boot with Win XP Pro) and all I want to do is create a 10 gigabyte partition on my external firewire drive so I can share files between windows and linux. Each time I try to do this and try to write to the drive I get the error "access denied- could not write to /winlinuxshar". This seems like such an easy task and I can't figure it out. Please help.

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Old 07-30-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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First off, what file system is the drive using. FAT32? NTFS? EXT3? If it is FAT32 or EXT3 then it may just be a matter of permission. Do ls -l /winlinuxshar (or wherever it is mounted) and see what the permissions are set to. Or, you can always just chmod 777 /winlinuxshar and that will grant everyone access to RWX the drive.

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Old 07-30-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
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The file system is Fat32. Could you explain how I type in the commands you mentioned in your previous post? I am completely new to linux. Thanks

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Old 07-30-2003, 11:30 AM   #4
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see the files
/etc/fstab
/etc/mtab
and see how is mounted. Perhaps it's a problem about how you mount them. I think mdk mount fat32 drivers with read only access, but you can change this in this files.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:23 PM   #5
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As Thinker said, first is to make sure that it is mounted correctly. I believe that Mandy will auto-detect the FAT32 file system, so if you have not mounted the drive you will need to do so. It should mount read/write. From there, you can
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chmod 777 /winlinuxshar
which will make the drive read/write for everybody. Just open a shell prompt and su to root and type the line I wrote above. If you are not comfortable with command line then I can get a little more granular in my explanation.

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