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roler 11-07-2005 02:02 PM

no permissions to external hard drive Maxtor OneTouche II
 
Hi,

When I try to connect my external hard drive to my computer with SUSE10.1. I get no write access to it as root.
It shows up as a removal device (New USB Stick Detected) on /dev/sda1/ and is mounted om /media/<harddisk-name>.
Access permissions are:
Owner: Can view content
Group: Forbidden
Others: Forbidden.
Ownership: root / Group: root.
And I can't change these permissions as root. Why not??

free_ouyo 11-07-2005 03:25 PM

no permissions to external hard drive Maxtor OneTouche II
 
Hello,

If the filesystem of the partition is NTFS, the normal way is to mount the partition as read-only so it's not possible to write.
If you want to do it, you have to umount the disk and remount it with ntfs write permissions. This may give some filesystem corruption.

In my opinion on don't recommand the write on NTFS partition howerver some do it with no worries.
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free_ouyo

SlackerLX 11-07-2005 03:37 PM

Re: no permissions to external hard drive Maxtor OneTouche II
 
Quote:

Originally posted by free_ouyo

In my opinion on don't recommand the write on NTFS partition howerver some do it with no worries.

Correct about NTFS! Moreover, when written under Linux, data may become corrupted and thus unrecoverable.

roler 11-08-2005 07:26 AM

right..
 
The file system is NTFS - so that explains the problem!
The purpose was only to transfer some files from one PC to another, but I have to sort it out another way.
Thanks.

SlackerLX 11-08-2005 08:04 AM

You can still transfer files from NTFS to Linux using Midnight Commander as superuser :p


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