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Old 08-03-2004, 03:55 PM   #16
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You do not have to reformat as ext2 from ext3. I like to call ext3 a hybrid filesystem because it can be used with or with out journal. When ext3 journal is disabled its more like ext2. Yes for removable media, you should not need journal feature because it adds a lot of headroom. Though filesystems like ReiserFS and XFS can disable their journal feature too and they are a lot better when dealing with large capacity hard drives than ext2/ext3 filesystems.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:49 PM   #18
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Hi all,

seems you already esplored deep inside the mount ^^

I'm on Debian kernel 2.6.8-2-686

here is my own test

mount -w -t ntfs -o umask=0 /dev/sda1 /media/gros\ dur/

I guess the -w is useless because of the mask but ...

Here is what the system do o emulate the usb storage :

usb 4-2: USB disconnect, address 3
usb 4-2: new high speed USB device using address 5
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Maxtor 6 Model: Y080L0 Rev: 0 0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 160086528 512-byte hdwr sectors (81964 MB)
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
/dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
USB Mass Storage device found at 5
NTFS volume version 3.1.

I'm obviously root (cf:who)

I already test any other kind of file systems ... no way ... seems the system didn't miss : it's NTFS !


please give me some help

P.S : I may use ext3 but my WinLoose still don't read my linux hard drive, so I need some help to do a backup before finding a better solution to share my systems ....

thanks in advance

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Old 03-21-2006, 06:01 PM   #19
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Chmodding the wrong thing


Just to let you all know, you're chmodding the device node not the actual directory you're mounting to - not going to get you anywhere.

Try chmodding /mount/point instead of /dev/hdxx.

I.e. Mount the drive first, then run chmod 775 on the directory which you mounted it in. 775 will allow you to write if you are in the same group.
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Thx but no way to chmod a read only mounting point directory ! Even in root ! Sorry but this is not the good solution.

Thanks anyway see you


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