I'm trying to use my Pi as a NAS (among other things), so I mounted an external HDD and set up samba to use it. However, it turns out now that when I connect from my mac I can't rename or delete files and directories on it.
These are the permissions on it currently:
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 131072 Mar 19 20:02 disk1
I tried to chmod both the disk itself and folders on it, but I get the message that the function is not implemented.
From what I gathered, chmod is not supported for exFat. I used exFat so that I could unplug the disk and use it on both my macbook and my windows pc safely.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Currently my options seem to be:
- Format the disk to another file system.
- Learn to live with the fact that I can store things on the NAS from other devices, but need to login to my Pi to alter/delete them
Is there anything I'm missing here? In case I need another file system, which would be recommended?