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Old 05-29-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Access Windows 7 files from Fedora 15


I am trying to access my Windows 7 files from Fedora 15.
I can view the Windows network from Linux and it displays
the laptop fine. I can view the folders on the Windows 7 laptop but I can't access/open them. I receive an 'Unable
to mount file' message in Linux. I have Samba installed and running fine. Is there something I have to change in the Linux firewall or samba.conf? Thanks for any help in advance.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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Do you have ntfs-3g installed?
 
Old 05-29-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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I don't know. How do you check/install it?
 
Old 05-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #4
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rpm -qa | grep ntfs-3g
 
Old 05-29-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
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Yes I have ntfs-3g installed.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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Well this has worked for me in regard to an external USB drives that are ntfs file systems.

Although this was not on a Red Hat system
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In sbin/ link mount.ntfs to mount.ntfs-3g

Code:
ln -s mount.ntfs-3g mount.ntfs
I believe the NTFS driver in the kernel is read only by default.

Last edited by hyperhead; 05-29-2011 at 03:03 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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FYI ntfs-3g is the module for accessing a local windows file system on the same computer and not required for networking. smb.conf file is only used for the server side i.e. a windows computer accessing a linux computer.

A assume you are using Nautilus file browser to see the windows computers? How are the shares configured in windows 7? Does this happen with all file types? Are you running firewalls on both computers?
 
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Learned something there then thanks.
 
  


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