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Old 05-11-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
cendryon
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can't write to NTFS USB drive in KDE4.6


Hello everybody

I installed AlienBob's KDE 4.6.2 a few days ago to give it a shot.

I'm really satisfied with it and wish to keep it, but there's one thing bugging me : I can't write to my NTFS USB drives.

To be precise, I can write as much as I want to existing files, but I can't add nor delete files nor directories.

Worse, root isn't allowed either, even in runlevel 1 when mounted by hand (mount -t ntfs /dev/sde1 /mnt/foo).

Did I miss something to configure among the dependencies of KDE 4.6 ?

Output of /var/log/messages
Code:
May 11 08:37:52 rafale kernel: [46953.570204] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274818] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=0730
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274821] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274824] usb 1-6: Product: My Passport 0730
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274826] usb 1-6: Manufacturer: Western Digital
May 11 08:37:53 rafale kernel: [46954.274828] usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 575842314141303633383631
May 11 08:37:54 rafale kernel: [46955.341203] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
May 11 08:37:54 rafale kernel: [46955.353668] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
May 11 08:37:54 rafale kernel: [46955.354623] scsi6 : usb-storage 1-6:1.0
May 11 08:37:54 rafale kernel: [46955.356504] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
May 11 08:37:54 rafale kernel: [46955.356507] USB Mass Storage support registered.
May 11 08:37:55 rafale kernel: [46956.363263] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     WD       My Passport 0730 1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
May 11 08:37:55 rafale kernel: [46956.363485] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
May 11 08:37:55 rafale kernel: [46956.364966] scsi 6:0:0:1: Enclosure         WD       SES Device       1012 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
May 11 08:37:55 rafale kernel: [46956.365156] scsi 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 13
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.039661] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] 1953458176 512-byte logical blocks: (1.00 TB/931 GiB)
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.040159] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Write Protect is off
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.053430]  sde: sde1
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.058667] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Attached SCSI disk
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.133333] ses 6:0:0:1: Attached Enclosure device
May 11 08:38:02 rafale kernel: [46962.716228] NTFS driver 2.1.30 [Flags: R/W MODULE].
May 11 08:38:02 rafale kernel: [46962.797820] NTFS volume version 3.1.
Output of /var/log/syslog
Code:
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.040891] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.040894] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.043284] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.043288] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.058657] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] No Caching mode page present
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.058663] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Assuming drive cache: write through
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Output of /var/log/debug
Code:
May 11 08:38:00 rafale kernel: [46961.040163] sd 6:0:0:0: [sde] Mode Sense: 47 00 10 08
I'm running Slackware64 current Multilib with kernel 2.6.38.4, libdrm 2.4.25 and mesa 7.10.2 from testing/ (better than stock 13.37 with my ATI X1250).

Any help appreciated
Thank you
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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You use the NTFS-driver that is inbuilt in the kernel. This doesn't have support for write by default, because it is still experimental.
Install ntfs-3g and use that, it has write support.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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TobiSGD is right. I had the similar problem and made a symlink to resolve it:
ln -sf /bin/ntfs-3g /sbin/mount.ntfs
 
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thank you very much !
The symlink did the trick.

What still puzzles me is why did it worked fine with 13.37 stock KDE 4.5.5

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