[sf-lug] external usb hard drive
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Mar 14 22:44:03 PDT 2008
Quoting Alex Kleider (a_kleider at yahoo.com):
> belmont:/home/alex# aptitude update
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: GPG error: http://www.backports.org etch-backports Release: The
> following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not
> available: NO_PUBKEY EA8E8B2116BA136C
> W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
Um, first of all, it merely griped that it couldn't verify the release
key. It didn't say anything about not doing what you requested. I'm
pretty sure it _did_ do exactly what you requested -- except for the
kvetching bit. Which is annoying, so it's worth fixing.
Second, I notice the file http://www.backports.org/debian/archive.key,
which -- tada! -- appears to be what you need. (I just looked at the top of
http://www.backports.org/debian/ on a hunch, and lo! There it was.)
Fetch a copy of that, e.g., by doing
# cd /tmp
# wget http://www.backports.org/debian/archive.key
You're now going to want to import that into your system's "trusted
keys" GPG keyring (/etc/apt/trusted.gpg) using "apt-key". So, for
comparison's sake, do "apt-key list" first. Note what keys are in there
(just for your information.)
# apt-key add archive.key
# apt-key list
...to compare, and note that there's now one additional trusted key
in the trusted-keys keyring.
> In view of Rick's advice, perhaps I'd better forget about trying to
> get ntfs-3g running under the current Debian Stable (2.6.18 kernel)
> Changing the file system is another option for me to get the problem
Well, back in the days before cheap 500GB hard drives, the standard
answer used to be "Use FAT for multi-OS-compatibility partitions, old
chum, not NTFS." However, a FAT filesystem bigger than, oh, about 1-2
GB would be not only hugely wasteful of disk space (enormous cluster
size), but also more than likely isn't even possible at all.
Me, I wouln't trust NTFS with my data on any operating system, so I'm
not sure how to advise you. Maybe the idea of ext2 drivers for the
Win32 side has merit: I have no experience with that.
But maybe you'd prefer to try a Debian testing/unstable system, instead.
You want goodies; that's where they are!
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