Hi I just bought a Freedombox Pioneer Edition this week, having it plugged into a router at home, and the version is 21.2, flashed from the Pioneer edition weekly image (15-Feb-2021). I connected it with an 1TB HDD via the SATA port, previously formatted with a single ext4 partition, and fired it up.
Following the instruction in this thread, I appended the HDD’s uuid to /etc/fstab:
UUID=<the id> /mnt/data ext4 defaults 0 2 and rebooted it and confirmed that it is mounted. I can access and upload files to this folder in HDD via Samba from another PC.
But when I set up Syncthing to sync files from another PC with a folder in this directory it failed:
Failed to create folder marker: mkdir /mnt/data/(folder name)/.stfolder: permission denied
Error on folder “(folder name)” (ofds3-pvytx): folder marker missing
It failed even after I manually made the folder via the terminal in Cockpit. I wonder if anyone knows how to solve it? Is it better for me to instead make the OS boot from the HDD if I wanna take advantage of the HDD"s larger storage?
edited: ok it seems that Syncthing still does not support external storage. Is adding the external volume with a BTRFS file system on the HDD the only viable option?