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Old 10-29-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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After upgrade can't write to external usb ntfs device (Debian)


Hi Guys-

After doing a dist-upgrade the other day I have been unable to write to my external ntfs USB device (sdb1). I'm using Debian testing on an old Dell laptop, 3.0.0-1-686-pae.

Using ntfs-3g and fuse, I get the error "Input/output error" even when simply trying to view it.

If I remove ntfs-3g and fuse, using native ntfs support only- then root can read the drive just fine. So I feel the cable and device are working.

Previous to upgrade I had always been able to RW as a regular user using ntfs-3g and fuse.

I see no relevant messages in dmesg.

I've also tried using ntfs-config, with no change.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Keith Ostertag

Code:
keith@eve:~$ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k,nr_inodes=127937,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=206804k,mode=755)
/dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuacct,cpu)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=22,pgrp=1,timeout=300,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
/dev/sdb1 on /usb type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=103404k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
Code:
keith@eve:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>

proc	/proc	proc	defaults	0	0
#Entry for /dev/sda2 :
UUID=6fa158e5-d75e-4693-a333-a747cc1bcc14	/	ext4	errors=remount-ro	0	1
#Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
UUID=1097890A7358CC8D	/usb	ntfs-3g	defaults,rw,user,auto,locale=en_US.UTF-8	0	0
#Entry for /dev/sda3 :
UUID=bba9ab61-2b31-4e54-bd19-3db9327f35a2	none	swap	sw	0	0
/dev/sr0	/media/cdrom0	udf,iso9660	user,noauto	0	0
/dev/fd0	/media/floppy0	auto	rw,user,noauto	0	0
Code:
keith@eve:~$ ls /usb
ls: cannot access /usb: Input/output error
Code:
keith@eve:~$ ntfs-3g -o debug /usb
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/usb': Input/output error

ntfs-3g 2014.2.15AR.2 integrated FUSE 28 - Third Generation NTFS Driver
		Configuration type 7, XATTRS are on, POSIX ACLS are on
>>>> snip <<<<<
 
Old 10-30-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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Boot to some live cd/usb/dvd. Be sure to mount the drive read write if distro allows. See if that can access to double check that your upgrade has somehow failed.

Yes, ntfs-3g is not the same as read only ntfs.
 
Old 10-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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OK, thanks jefro, that's a good idea. I'll give that a try next week (currently out-of-town)

Keith
 
Old 10-31-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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someone on crunchbang forum was having a similar problem, and they claim they got it solved:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtop...402093#p402093
 
Old 11-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #5
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I was starting to see other problems, so I decided to write over this current mess with the backup I made prior to the dist-upgrade. Now things are back to working correctly. (I had used TAR to backup the entire system).

So I assume that either the current ntfs-3g has a problem or something else in the dist-upgrade wasn't quite right.

I'll try again in a few weeks/months.

Thanks once again for your help!

Keith
 
  


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