Have just connected an external hard drive to my PC running Linux Ubuntu and although it shows up on the desktop,and appears to be mounted, I am unable to create folders on it .In other words I can read but not write . It works o.k.in Windows.Anybody any ideas ?
Thanks for your reply , I have been on the Ubuntu forum site and it seems this is a common problem . If I fit the drive directly via the IDE cable as a slave it works o.k. but not via the USB port ,as an external, although USB flash drives work fine .Will just have to use it for Windows. Thanks anyway.
I am using 8.0.4 Hardy Heron , Have been on Ubuntu forum again and someone suggested I download usbmount which I did but it made no difference. I also tried lsusb and the drive showed up as detected , but when I try to mount the volume its no go. I reformatted the drive to linux ext3 also tried a couple of others , still wont mount. Its funny it works fine in Windows.
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