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I recently installed Debian 6. I have a Seagate 1TB external hard drive (free agent go-flex).
I can see it listed when I open my home folder. The problem is when I go to open I get the following message:
Unable to mount FreeAgent GoFlex Drive
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with:
Error opening '/dev/sdb1': Permission denied
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Permission denied
Please check '/dev/sdb1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions,
and the mounting user ID. More explanation is provided at http://ntfs-3g.org/support.html#unprivileged
I am able to open my usb memory sticks no problem at all. I have installed ntfs-3g but do not know where to go from here. PLZ PLZ PLZ help.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
The drive has (the error messages told you) NTFS partitioning... Is there anything on the drive (in other words, are you willing to repartition the drive)? You'd be better off with EXT3 or EXT4 partitioning, if the machine is going to be controlled by a Linux server or desktop. You can give Windows users access to the drive over the network through SAMBA (unless it's a dual-boot system, and you need local access for both).
Also, I only used Debian for a short while, but seem to remember that you had to manually set auto-mounting for users, and that NTFS might not be supported in the default install...
So,... go into Synaptic and hunt around for NTFS (support) and (separately) auto-mount, figure out what packages you need, and install them.
its a dual boot system, windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and debian 64 bit. I installed everything that had ntfs related in synaptic and did the same with auto-mount and still getting the same message. But thanks for the reply. I would like to be able to use the external hard-drive if I'm using windows or debian. While i had ubuntu installed i was able to access it from either. I ran this command in terminal hope this helps: sudo fdisk -l
This is the output from it:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 13 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 13 25907 207993856 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 25908 53153 218846209 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda4 53153 60802 61440000 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5 25908 39054 105596928 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 * 39054 53153 113248256 83 Linux
It's highly disribution specific... So someone who is more familiar with Debian/Windows dual-boot situations will have to answer.
I don't dual boot, I'm Linux only, save one old/small WinXp machine for doing things like using firmware flash utilities, and a couple of virtual machines... All of them are formatted with FAT partitions,... just because of things like this...
Yeah cant beat Linux mine is booting straight into Debian after 3 seconds I really don't use windows that much any more its more or less as a fall back in case i really get stuck. But I do know that Debian can read NTFS, OK got it sorted thanks everyone who helped me out I also hope the following tutorials will help.