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ntfs usb drive is read-only file system?

Postby pythonscript on Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:55 pm

I just installed LMDE and I cannot write to my USB drive. The USB drive is formatted as NTFS, and I have installed the ntfsprogs package. When I attempt to copy a file, I receive the message

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cp: cannot create regular file `filename` Read-only file system


How can I fix this? I want to be able to write to all my USB NTFS drive, so hopefully I won't have to add something specific to /etc/fstab for *every* drive.
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Re: ntfs usb drive is read-only file system?

Postby altair4 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm

If this were the latest Ubuntu or Mint it's because ntfsprogs removes ntfs-3g and without that you can only read.

See if ntfs-3g is still installed.
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Re: ntfs usb drive is read-only file system?

Postby pythonscript on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:11 am

That fixed the problem. Thank you!
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