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Re: no /dev/sdxx

Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:40 pm

1) don't have external drive plugged in
2) login in and
tail -f /var/log/syslog
3) plug in drive and switch it on
4) copy what is output here
5) this may also help us :-
sudo fdisk -l
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Re: no /dev/sdxx

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:16 pm

ryql wrote:when I try to mount the drives using ntfs-3g I get a message that says the file type does not exist.
Make sure you do a sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g first ;-)
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Re: no /dev/sdxx

Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:15 pm

I installed ntfs-g and I have r/w permissions for everyone.
I am still unable to use my windows computer to write to the disk.
I mapped the drive in windows and tried to copy a file to it and was unable to.
I got a message saying I need permission.
I also tried to ftp using proftpd and logged in as pi and was unable to write to the drive.
I cannot log in as root or rick which is a user I created with root access.
I am gaining a bit at a time thanks to everyones help.

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Re: no /dev/sdxx

Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:18 pm

Everything is now working.
I had set up 2 mount points and windows was looking at the wrong one so I remounted the drive to the one windows was looking at and all is good. I can write to the drives.
I would like to thank everyone for their input and help.
I really appreciate your suggestions.
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