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Old 10-01-2004, 03:41 AM   #16
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I am new to linux and I am having a few problems getting my external Lacie drive to work, I seem to be getting the same problem as shmegegge.

I have gotten to the same stage as shmegegge where I can get the drive to mount to /mnt/1394HDD but only root can access this folder. So as shmegegge did I changed the permissions of the folder before mounting the drive but got the same as shmegegge where the permissions of the folder changed when the drive was mounted, weird.

I have added the below line to my fstab, but this does not seem to make a difference, the drive does not mount at logon etc.

none /mnt/1394HDD supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:ntfs,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

(One line)

When I have been mounting the drive manually I have been doing the command mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/1394HDD. I will try changing the above line to the below later, do you think this will work?

none /mnt/1394HDD supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=ext2:ntfs,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

(One line)

Is there anything else I need to change?

Any ideas?

Many Thanks

Old 10-01-2004, 04:50 AM   #17
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You know, I finally figured this one out, but I've since forgotten what I did.

I'm pretty upset with myself for not posting the solution here in the first place.

If you figure it out, don't make my mistake, POST THE SOLUTION.

In my case, the drive was ntfs formatted, so I couldn't write to it from linux anyway. If that's something you want to do, then I have no idea how to help you.

If I remember what I did, though, I'll let you know.
Old 10-01-2004, 05:36 AM   #18
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I will have a play.

I didn't know you can't write to an NTFS drive from Linux, what files systems could I use?

For know (until I get more used to Linux) I still need to be able to use the drive from Windows, the drive is also 250Gb so I believe fat32 would not work as it only allows partitions up to 32GB.

If I was to just use the drive in Linux what do you think the best file system would be?

For now only being able to read from the drive would be ok, as long as I could access it

Thanks again.

Old 10-01-2004, 05:42 AM   #19
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Forgot to mention before I am running Suse 9.1 the drive is firewire and I am using a HP Pavilion zt3101 laptop.

And I don't want to loose the data on my external hard drive

If I can get this working I think I will have to post a document \ tutorial somewhere, if for no other reason just in case I need to do this again

Last edited by philipeddies; 10-01-2004 at 05:44 AM.
Old 10-05-2004, 06:05 AM   #20
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Still having no luck

Anyone have any ideas?


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