Unable to write to non-system drives

Hello everyone,
Could you help me about this problem in my pc with manjaro?

I am running 4 drives (2 SSD and 2 HDD), but i can only write to my system drive. The other ones can be read but not written to (according to the file permissions I should be able to read and write).
As I am new to Linux, I have an instance of Windows 11 installed on the other SSD (m.2 nvme), both HDDs (SATA) and the Windows SSD run with ntfs.
The 3 non-Linux drives all show up in /run/media/username/drive-name.
If I boot into Windows, I can write to all drives except the Linux one, which does not even show up as mounted.

Thanks for the help in advance. If you need some more information, let me know.

Hi @Gaenseblume, and welcome!

In order for us or anyone for that matter, to be able to provide assistance, more information is necessary. To that end, please see:

It’s most likely a permission problem. Especially with ntfs. And you shouldn’t (and I hope you don’t) expect Windows to be able to use, or even just read, any “Linux” filesystem without installing…stuff…

Hope you manage!

System inforamtion:

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  Message: No system battery data found. Is one present?
  RAM: total: 15.56 GiB used: 2.71 GiB (17.4%)
  RAM Report:
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  Message: No RAID data found.
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  ID-1: / size: 468.09 GiB used: 24.49 GiB (5.2%) fs: ext4
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  Alert: No swap data was found.
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  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p4 size: 800 MiB fs: ntfs label: N/A
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    speed: 480 Mb/s power: 500mA chip-ID: 1bcf:28c4 class-ID: 0102
    serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 1-5.3.2:7 info: C-Media USB Audio Device type: Audio,HID
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I have posted the system information. No, I did not expect to be able to read/write to the Linux drive from Windows, but as the drives show up the other was around, I hoped to be able to do so from within Linux

You shouldn’t have the drives mounted in /run as it’s not guaranteed to always be the same. It’s not reliable. I think you’d do well the work thorough this:

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Trying to follow the 2nd linked tutorial, but failing at retrieving the UUID of my drives
If I enter the command, i get the error:
lsblk: /run/media/username/Device-name: kein blockorientiertes Gerät (I have my system in german, error translates to “no block-orientated device”)

Make sure windows is shut down fully - disable fast startup or however the function is called.
If you don’t, the filesystem is not marked as “clean” and it can only be mounted read only by Linux.

You can run this to get needed info at once

lsblk -f

If I do this, I get two different String formats:

Is it correct anyways?

yes - use the one matching the partition you want to mount e.g. sdy2

I have now set up one drive like this:

Description=Mount Backup disk (/Data/Data)



I expect to see changes after a reboot, rigth?

Must be


You don’t have to reboot - test it immediately (filename must be Data-Data.mount to match your path /Data/Data)

systemctl start Data-Data.mount

Then browse the mountpoint - if you are satisfied

systemctl enable Data-Data.mount
Job failed. See "journalctl -xe" for details.

In the mount point, there is an empty folder with 420 GB of available space (should be ~530 GB)

I am now at the point, where I have all drives mounted to /Data/Drive-name.
All files show up as expected, but I am still unable to write to the drives :upside_down_face:

The padlocks, which where previously on every single folder, are now gone too.

This is what the permissions window for one of the folders look like, it says “Read & Write” in all boxes

one more try, then I give up:
in windows, make sure you disable fast startup or whatever it is called
shut it down fully
else the drives filesystems will be not clean, not cleanly unmounted
and can only be accessed to read from, but not to write at
when you want to use them in Linux.

Have you made sure that this is not the issue?

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i have disabled fast start up in bios and Windows is shutdown the way you are intended to. Ill go and have a look if i can find some fast startup option within Windows

Edit: There is an option in the control panel called fast startup. I have disabled it now, but it seems like that was not the problem…

I maybe wrong but your image shows the owner of files as root which means only root can read and write.You need to change the ownership to whatever user you want to be able to let read and write.A regular user can not write to files owned by root.

Other users also have permission to read/write (3rd box)