Originally Posted by jschiwal
You can also use the fuse system to enable write access. However, as this is a new drive, why don't you format it in with a Linux filesystem?
Hi - thanks for this, jschiwal! ( and centinul too ).
*** UPDATE... SUCCESS!!!! ****
QtPartEd to the rescue!!!
Fired that up and formatted the drive as ext3. The progress-bar ticked over - Yes - it's doing something!
The real breakthrough was this post by user "stress_junkie" (which I should have read in the first place, so sorry for the "noise".... :-) )
That user's tips -
a) Add the drive to /etc/fstab as follows -
/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk defaults 0 0
b) As root, mount the drive and change owner and permissions -
mount /dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk
chown root:users /media/usbdisk
chmod 777 /media/usbdisk
I've just run my backup script to copy files to the drive, and success!
Here's the proof -
andy@obsidian:~$ df -h /media/400GB
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 367G 3.9G 345G 2% /media/400GB
Thanks all for your help!