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lantonioli 05-05-2008 08:14 AM

Can't change contents of usb drive
I've attached an external USB drive to my SLES10 SP1 machine. The USB drive is formatted to NTFS. I can see the drive and files but can't make any changes. Can anyone help with this please, thanks.

Randux 05-05-2008 08:23 AM

Many NTFS drivers for Linux are read-only.

vadkutya 05-05-2008 08:25 AM

nfts is still not fully supported as far as i know. so you can't make changes to it even as root user. but there are ntfs tools for linux with which it should be possibile to make changes. yet, they are not safe, i.e. can lead to data loss...

you have two possibilities:
1. format your usb to fat32
2. get the ntfs tools running and try them ;)


p.s.: i don't know if the latest kernel version does support ntfs by default? i doubt it though.

indienick 05-05-2008 08:31 AM

I'm 99% certain the ntfs-3g driver has full read-write support, now.

lantonioli 05-05-2008 10:59 PM

thanks a lot for all your replies


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