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Old 11-09-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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permissions on external hard drive.


Hello

I'm having trouble with a external hard drive.

It mounts just fine but I only have read permission on it.

In window$ I have read write permissions.

So I'm wondering why linux mounts it with read only permisions? What controls this? and how I can make it so I can read write to this.

I'm a bit confused as usb keys mount with read and write so whats going on?

Thanks in advance for your time.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Your external hard drive is most likely using NTFS partition.

if so you will need to install ntfs-3g; follow this thread to do so, and you are done:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009

Best regards,
Angel.
 
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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Awesome advice.

Bang on the money. I'm using pacman so I obviously couldn't use the thread but it lead me down the right track.

I actually just installed ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs and the rest was handled automatically.

Thanks again
 
  


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