FC4 & Maxtor USB One Touch 300GB drive.

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Tue Aug 9 13:15:25 UTC 2005

William H. "Will" Du Chene wrote:
> Hi list.
> I seem to have a bit of a dilemma here, and I was wondering if anyone 
> would care to volunteer some thoughts? I purchased a Maxtor 300gb 
> external USB drive, and attached it to one of my computers - a Compaq 
> Presario 5000 running a fresh installation of Fedora Core 4 that I 
> download a couple of days ago.
> Everything seemed to be working correctly. I blew away the partition 
> that was on the Maxtor drive and created a new one, and mounted the 
> drive up as usual. Now here is the wierd part: from the box, everything 
> is working fine. I can copy backups onto the drive, and use it as 
> normal. When I try to share out a directory on the drive using Samba, 
> however, I receive errors from the client machine which prevent access 
> to the directory on the USB drive. In the error log, I have a single 
> message which tells me that the "<directory in the filesystem>  does not 
> exist or is not a directory, when connecting to <sharename>."
> Does anyone have any comments or suggestions?
> Thank you in advance.

This is probably an SELinux issue. Is the partition you're trying to use 
a Linux partition or is it formatted VFAT?

What's the output of:

# audit2allow -i /var/log/messages -l
# audit2allow -i /var/log/audit/audit.log -l


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