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Old 09-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #1
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Question unable to write on usb mass storage device


i have bought a new external usb drive(80 gb) for my laptop. it is on ntfs format. now the problem is i am unable to write or modify anything on that drive. i can only run programs on that drive. i have installed ntfs-3g-beta for the ntfs format. is there a problem with ntfs or my drive i am unable to understand. plz help. if any detail is missing ask for it as i am new to linux
Old 09-03-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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Talking solution


with some online help i figured out the solution.

installed fuse 2.5.3
intalled ntfs-3g beta

and added the following code to my /etc/fstab

/dev/sda5 /media/DOWNLOADS ntfs-3g silent,unmask=0,locale=en_US.utf8,no_def_opts,allow_other

and everything worked fine

hope this helps someone else too.


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