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I am currently running pclinux having recently switched from windows.I have an external hard drive that i have always used to keep media files downloaded from the internet.pclinux sees the ...
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    I am currently running pclinux having recently switched from windows.I have an external hard drive that i have always used to keep media files downloaded from the internet.pclinux sees the drive and i can play the audio and video files but cant erase or add new ones.Is there a way to do this?Or is there a place you can direct me with instructions.

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    I would open a terminal and cd into your /media drive and see if you external device is listed there. If it is try removing it from there by issuing the rm command. If it is not there make sure you have your permissions set up to remove items from your external device. Sometimes linux is weird about that. Hope this helps
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    Is the drive formatted in NTFS?

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    Yes its formatted in ntfs.Thanks for replying

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    The default drivers for NTFS are set as read only to prevent corruption. There is a friver available now for writing to NTFS. Check this link - NTFS-3G. See if you can get started there. Sorry, I haven't used it myself. If you have any trouble please post back.

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