Originally Posted by tobbbie
...has that external drive NTFS filesystem? I noticed today experimenting with mounting an external powered USB drive that the default ntfs mount from the OS (read-only btw) does not support UTF8 mapping. Read first post on how to use ntfs-3g instead - this solved it for my mounts - and it enables writing to the ntfs drive. Instead cluttering your sdcard root you can also push the ntfs-3g binary to \system\xbin and change rights to 755.
After StickMount has found ntfs-3g / mount-exfat.fuse once it'll make an internal backup copy, you can remove it from /sdcard then. So no need to keep it around or moving it to /system/xbin manually