Help for usb disk and usb pendrive

lanzen lanzenesi at
Tue Mar 11 21:23:17 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 11 March 2008 21:31:44 Nils Kassube wrote:

> Why not? Don't you have Windows any more? Then you should better use ext3
> instead of NTFS. Using NTFS is only useful if you want to use that disk
> with Windows as well.

I had that problem in Feisty or very early beta Gutsy, I'm not sure exactly 
when. Using windows didn't make any difference even if I had followed 
thoroughly those instructions. I solved it googling around and finding I 
could force mounting.

Here it is the info bit I kept:
"mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/disk-[n°]-o force
or add the option to the relevent row in /etc/fstab file:
/dev/sda1 /media/disk-1 ntfs-3g defaults,force 0 0"

I have never modified fstab, but forcing would mount my usb disk and I could 
read and write on the ntfs partition. This disk has an etx3 partition that 
would mount automatically.

Unfortunately, at least since I've upgraded to kde 3.5.9 - and I think there's 
also been a upgrade on ntfs-3g - some new ugly problems are facing up. But 
more about these later as soon as I've gathered more details.


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