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Old 06-12-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
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ext hdd mounting read/write issue

I have an iriver ihp-120 (20gb external hdd) and i am only able to write to it. I cannot modify any of the files once they are on there. I have tried chmod and chown. Only chmod seemed to work.

When i chown the iriver i get the following error-
[jestrik@kl-xynuz jestrik]$ sudo chown 777 /mnt/iriver/ -R
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/iriver//Nirvana': Read-only file system
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/iriver//Nirvana/Bleach': Read-only file system
chown: changing ownership of `/mnt/iriver//Nirvana/Bleach/Scoff.mp3': Read-only file system

My line from my fstab is-
/dev/sda1 /mnt/iriver vfat noauto,user,rw 0 0

I am running slackware 9.1 on 2.6.6

I can modify the files from a windows box, but not linux.

Any help is really most appreciated
Old 06-12-2004, 08:46 AM   #2
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