Read Only block storage in VM


Jan 28, 2020
hello I've had an on-going issue for some time.

i have 4tb Samsung external USB HDD
connected to an Odroid H2 via usb 3 > running proxmox 6.3
a while back I attempted to use TurnKey linux FileServer to share the External HDD > mounting was a struggle but it did work. but Read Only
i've never been able to pass the drive to a Container or a VM with write access; the drive is not locked I can connect it to any windows device and read & write to the device.

Following steps here

I passed the drive to a new OpenMediaVault VM instance 410

Disk /dev/sdd: 3.7 TiB, 4000787025920 bytes, 976754645 sectors Disk model: Expansion Desk Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x7f34f9ea Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdd1 2048 976752639 976750592 3.7T 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT ls -l /dev/disk/by-id | grep sdd lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jan 23 07:15 ata-ST4000DM000-1F2168_Z30091R1 -> ../../sdd lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jan 23 07:15 ata-ST4000DM000-1F2168_Z30091R1-part1 -> ../../sdd1 qm set 410 -scsi2 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST4000DM000-1F2168_Z30091R1-part1

device visible in OMV web dashboard 1612417640759.png

but not in file systems, i'm assuming this means I need to mount something ?

fdisk -l on the OMV console shows

I tried ntfs-3g /dev/sdb/ mnt/HDD
and received no errors

after reloading the web dashboard however, I still can't see the file system mounted
or select it as a disk to share in the SMB/CIFS menu

I thought OMV would be an easier solution, but I seem to have set myself back rather than move forward.
any ideas? Before with TurnKey FileServer I could share the Read Only block storage, now with OMV I can't even do that. sure would be great to share and WRITE to this drive of mine. :mad:
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I can confirm the drive mounted with the command from my previous post
however, I'm still unable to share anything in openmediavault dashboard

nothing under devices, for sharing. this is maddening


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