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Old 10-30-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Iomega Screenplay 360GB drive read only


I just bought a new multimedia hard disk and when I mount it I cannot write to it, only read. I am using Slackware 12.0. I tried changing premissions and owner and it seems impossible to write to the drive.
Can anybody help?
 
Old 10-30-2007, 01:25 PM   #2
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1. What format is the drive? ext3, ntfs, fat32?
2. What's the output of these three commands:
Code:
cat /etc/fstab
mount
fdisk -l # do this one as root
 
Old 10-31-2007, 04:15 AM   #3
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Just made it work and you were in the right path. The drive was ntfs and I formatted it as FAT32. It works great now and iomega says that it is suppose to work on the TV as well although I haven't tried yet. The only minor problem is that it limits the file size to 4GB...
Thanks for the help!
 
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