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RE: [opensuse] external HD problem
  • From: Vince Oliver <vince@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:21:19 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0701261920250.21591@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

thanks

to which FS to reformat to be writable in both Linux and windows?


oliver

On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Greg Wallace wrote:

On Friday, January 26, 2007 @ 11:28 AM, Vince Oliver wrote:

Carlos,

It is:


/dev/sda5 on /media/EXTERNAL type subfs
(ro,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=ntfs,procuid,nls=utf8)


when trying to write somethingon it thisis the >message:


Read-only file system (30)


oliver

<snip>

There's your answer -- "fs=ntfs". That means it's a Windows file system and
can only be written to from Windows. Linux can only read it. If you need
to be able to write to this device from Linux, you'll need to re-format the
drive to a Linux type of file system (EXT3, Reiser, etc.).

Greg Wallace


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