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  1. #1

    External USB Hard Drive i/o error


    I've an external hard drive where I store most of my data (the harddrive of my laptop is only 80GB, which isn't sufficient.)

    Today I connected the hard drive, to create a directory on the biggest (ext3) partition.
    I can read all the files, but when running mkdir in one directory it says:
    Error creating directory: Input/output error.

    I can create directories in all other directories.

    How to solve this problem?

    Using Fedora 10, but don't think that matters


  2. #2
    What are the permissions of the directory that denies you? Check with command: ls -l stuborndirectory

  3. #3
    Hi, the permissions for the directory are drwxrwxr-x.

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    My Mac regularely creates or leaves behind orphaned directories in my NTFS shared data partition. Most often this happens when I stop the process that created it part way instead of waiting till it's complete.
    I can never enter this directory from any operating system after that, not from Linux, Windows or Mac. I can't even delete it.
    By running disk tools from Windows (sometimes more than once) it eventually gets removed.
    I get the feeling you have a similar issue.

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