Re: How to set up the portable hard drive
On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Camaleón <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Sep 2011 18:13:58 +0800, lina wrote:
>> I don't know how to set up the portable hard drive (external one).
>> I failed to drag (copy) things into it.
>> it showed me,
>> Error opening file '/media/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive/fulltext.pdf':
>> Permission denied
>> but I can drag things out.
>> :/media$ ls -l FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/
>> total 36172
>> -rw------- 1 lina lina 170 Jan 11 2010 Autorun.inf
>> -rw------- 1 lina lina 65643 Mar 18 2010 GoFlex.ico
>> -rw------- 2 lina lina 36806329 Feb 16 2011 Mac Installer.dmg
>> drwx------ 1 lina lina 0 Aug 10 20:01 Seagate
>> -rw------- 1 lina lina 156312 Jan 16 2009 Setup.exe
>> drwx------ 1 lina lina 0 Aug 10 20:01 System Volume Information
>> drwx------ 1 lina lina 4096 Aug 10 20:01 UserGuides
> Run "mount" and put here the result.
It's surprisingly cool, when I tried to mount it on another computer
which is sid one,
it works, I can copy and paste and also no problems create new folder.
and the mount information is different:
/dev/sdb1 on /media/FreeAgent GoFlex Drive type fuseblk
seems I don't need reformate?
>> I tried chmod a+x and a+w still not work.
>> and once newly plugged into, it showed as before (unchanged).
>> There are some .dmg and .exe which I do not plan to try and install in
>> respective OS.
>> Can I remove them all?
> 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.
>> how do I reformat it?
> Using gparted, parted, cfdisk... as usual :-)
>> Thanks for any suggestions, (no need very intelligent set up, just basic
>> one, so I can use it to backup.)
> Then use a most suitable filesystem format, such as ext3/ext4/reiserfs/
> xfs... YMMV.
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