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sorry if this doesn't make a lot of sense but I am no expert:-)

Have been using Ubuntu for a couple of years, I recently upgraded to 12.04.1 LTS and now my external hardrive will not let me access it. It mounts when I plug it in but when I try to write to it or delete anything it says it is write only. I have changed permissions but it still won't and just reverts back to read only. When the drive is plugged into the TV (via USB) I can watch things so that is working. Really don't know what to do next

V frustrated

Maggie

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Don' you mean that you can't write to it since it is read only? I've never seen a disk report itself to be write only. –  hexafraction Dec 31 '12 at 15:20
    
write only does not exist so it is probably a typo. Q: did you change the permission of the MOUNT point (ie. the directory where it is mounted in and not the content of the disc)? –  Rinzwind Dec 31 '12 at 15:30
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Try this

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

has worked for me in the past, A reboot maybe necessary after

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NTFS-3G is an open source cross-platform implementation of the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system with read-write support. NTFS-3G often... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS-3G

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