I would consider my skill level between (beginner) and (Novice) leaning novice as I have a long background in tech but not specifically DietPi/Linux.
First. Thank you all for reading and love DietPi so far.
Setup : I have attached a 6TB USB drive to the 3.0 port on my raspberry pi 4. This drive was previously formatted as hfsplus on my Mac. I’ve loaded about 1 ish TB of data on to it. Why I don’t want to format at this time.
Ran Drive Manager and mounted the drive. No challenges, except that nothing was viewable until I rebooted the system. Upon reboot drive and files were visible.
Problem: Attempted to change permissions via PCManFM of a directory and got some errors. Realized drive was read only.
Opened Drive Manager, opened mounted drive, noticed “Read Only: Enabled” saw “select to toggle rw/ro” highlighted that line, chose OK, quick flash of the screen and back to the Drive Manager but it is still listed as Read Only.
What am I doing wrong? Or is there a bug? Is there a command I should manually run from CLI? chmod or chown or something? I imagine because the drive was configured on another OS permissions are maybe screwy. I just don’t want to make the problem worse.
Purpose of needing write access: This drive will be media storage. I need write access via “media” group (radarr, lidarr, sonarr, etc) to all folders, and media group needs access to rename files.
Further actions taken: After selecting the “RW/RO” toggle in Drive Manager I rebooted. When I logged back in the drive was unmounted. I remounted it remained ReadOnly. Tried the RW/RO toggle again but again, it left as read only. I’m not seeing any error messages of any type during the toggle.
Thank you all for your time and understanding. Here to learn, have already lurked for the same problem and didn’t find it via browsing or search.
*** Screen shot of DriveManager info if it helps.
additional history of the drive in question: Originally formatted by Mac OSX. Moved to Nvidia Shield system as external drive (no formatting) and then started network transfer of data from web based server to drive via SSH. No problems placing data. Later decided to setup pi4 as my system for managing media on the back end, while utilizing shield for the front end and moved the drive the pi4. Both systems will be 1GBLAN so transfer speeds should be more than adequate so long as my hard drive is fast enough.