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RE: [LinkStation_General] Re: USB Disk with data already on it - writable?

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  • Bertram Doerfler
    If the drive is fat32 there are no permission problems. I don t think you will be able to write unless you hack your linkstation and change the mount settings.
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 19, 2005
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      If the drive is fat32 there are no permission problems. I don't think you
      will be able to write unless you hack your linkstation and change the mount
      settings. The linkstation will not just format your drive without you
      telling it to...

      >>> -----Original Message-----
      >>> From: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
      >>> [mailto:LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leo
      >>> Baghdassarian
      >>> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 3:17 PM
      >>> To: LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
      >>> Subject: [LinkStation_General] Re: USB Disk with data already on it -
      >>> writable?
      >>>
      >>> > Maybe issue with permissions. Try to change userr and group to
      >>> > nobody, nogroup, with uid & gid of 99 on other linux box, and then
      >>> > connect it to the linkstation. As long as the partition is ext3, it
      >>> > should work for writeing. ( I have not tried it, since I had LS
      >>> > format my usb drive.)
      >>> >
      >>> > I did read somewhere in the LS documentation that it has to format
      >>> > the usb drive for write option. I don't see why that should be a
      >>> > limitation.
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Yeah, I think it is an issue with the LinkStation not formatting the
      >>> [already-data-filled] drive. Mentioned in my original post, I have a
      >>> LinkStation with stock firmware, so I don't think I can really do the
      >>> permissions stuff. Also, the partition is FAT32.
      >>> +
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      >>>
      >>> Yahoo! Groups Links
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
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