The Humax app. initially mounts the (external NTFS) drive using the standard read only ntfs driver. The ntfs-3g package then takes over and unmounts the drive before remounting it with the ntfs-3g driver.
ntfs-3g is an excellent thing, very, very useful ... but for about the last two months it has been working less reliably for me.
It used to work perfectly about 98% of the time but recently its failing a lot more often at new start-up point. About 50% of the time it doesn't 'click in' somehow at boot-up, so the NTFS disk drive attached by USB stays as read only, and appears as 'drive1' or its name. However long I wait, it doesn't change to 'usb1' or 'usb2' with read/write functionality ... can't move things, can't rename files etc.
If I unplug the USB connection, wait 15 seconds and plug it in again, it usually fixes it - ntfs-3g 'clicks in' and read/write becomes possible, and once it is set up, it stays working.
So I do have a workaround for the issue, but it means that the disk drive cable, which used to be neatly tucked away behind the HDR, plugged in at the back and hidden, is now plugged in to the front panel USB connection, as it needs to be accessed often - not a disaster, but more vulnerable to 'little hands', paws or teeth ...
So I have been trying to figure it out. I have tested on two different HDRs, with several different USB disk drives, read through the forum for suggestions, I have removed and re-installed ntfs-3g, have upgraded to official version 1.02.32 and custom version 2.21 - but so far the issue remains. ntfs-3g works ... but not always at boot-up.
Any thoughts, advice gratefully received.