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Old 11-21-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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External HD on Puppy

Hi there I have an external HD on puppy hoping to save-to, for extra space instead of the flash its running on.
However it states that this is read only. I want to write as well.
This is what appears on the screen.
The ntfs-3g driver was unable to mount the NTFS partition and returns this error message:
Failed to write lock '/sdc1': Resource temporarily unavailable
Error opening '/dev/sdc1': Resource Temp.unavailable
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1: Resource temporarily unavailable.
So the inbuilt kernel NTFS driver has been used to mount the partition read only.
Of course my HDD is the sdcl
Please tell me what have I to do to make it read and write, as I want it to.
Thanks, all.
Old 11-21-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
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I use ext4 for writable usb partitions. Mention them in /etc/fstab with the'user' option and let a user own the top directories. Don't use kernel NTFS, use ntfs-3g which has write and is superior.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:03 PM   #3
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A windows system partition that was shutdown with fast boot enabled will cause this error. Will have to go into windows settings disable fastboot and then shutdown. the fastboot option is under control panel/power options/choose what the power button does/change settings that are currently unavailable.
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