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Re: How to set up the portable hard drive



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> Run "mount" and put here the result.
/dev/sdb1 on /media/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive type ntfs
(rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177,uhelper=udisks)

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>> I tried chmod a+x and a+w still not work.
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>> and once newly plugged into, it showed as before (unchanged).
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>> There are some .dmg and .exe which I do not plan to try and install in
>> respective OS.
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>> Can I remove them all?
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> Those are files for managing the drive unit in windows and mac, I guess.
> They can be drivers and/or backup utilities you are not going to use in
> linux. Make a full copy of all of them so you can safely remove.
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>> how do I reformat it?
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> Using gparted, parted, cfdisk... as usual :-)

I have never used above gparted, parted, cfdisk, I will check now.

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>> Thanks for any suggestions, (no need very intelligent set up, just basic
>> one, so I can use it to backup.)
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> Then use a most suitable filesystem format, such as ext3/ext4/reiserfs/
> xfs... YMMV.

Which one is the best choice, better can be used both in linux and Mac.


another question, do you know why my
System -> Shutdown --> all the characters changed to square, the same
size hallow square, I just updated the system today.

Thanks again,


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