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I have the following mount point. (I did not configuration aside from plugging in the external USB HD.):

# mount -t fuseblk
/dev/sda1 on /media/FreeAgent_GoFlex_Drive type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,bl)

How might I make this drive writable to authenticated users (ssh and eventually Samba)? Do I edit the /etc/rc.conf?

Many thanks.

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  • Since the filesystem appears to be NTFS (through ntfs-3g), you should be able to just use

    chmod a+rwX /media/FreeAgent_GoFlex_Drive
    

    as root.

  • If not, you can add a fstab entry for the filesystem:

    UUID=<uuid>   /media/<mountpoint>     ntfs-3g    fmask=022,dmask=0
    

    Replace <uuid> with the UUID listed by blkid for your disk; do not simply use /dev/sda1 as this name may change after reboot, whereas UUIDs are constant. Also replace <mountpoint> with a directory name; possibly "FreeAgent_GoFlex_Drive", or something more convenient.

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Thank you. Using root, I'm now able to write to the drive. –  Richard May 24 '11 at 12:53

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