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Old 01-05-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy copying files to ntfs drive


hi everyone

i have a external hdd with ntfs format of size 1tb

i want to copy files from a folder on desktop with size 50gb into the ntfs drive?(i can open the drive but i cant access paste and copy options in it)

the OS version is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10 (Tikanga).

please someone say the easiest steps to do so,
ntfscp ntfs -3g none of them are working
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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Maybe this article can clear things up for you:
How to mount partition with ntfs file system and read write access

It appears that 'fuse' is another needed package. Try this command to see if you have it:
Code:
ls /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/fs/ | grep fuse
That's all I can help with, I have never tried using ntfs with Linux.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 01:16 PM   #3
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hi everyone

i have a external hdd with ntfs format of size 1tb

i want to copy files from a folder on desktop with size 50gb into the ntfs drive?(i can open the drive but i cant access paste and copy options in it)

the OS version is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10 (Tikanga).

please someone say the easiest steps to do so,
ntfscp ntfs -3g none of them are working
If I remember correctly about EL, you need to install the ntfs package, which is in the EPEL repo. Install that and you should be good.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

Last edited by Ihatewindows522; 01-05-2015 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10

RHEL5 had a nasty BUG with the old and READ ONLY!!!!!!!! ntfs driver

as in if you use it to write to a ntfs drive you can OVERWRITE windows system files

-- a real NASTY BUG

fixed in RHEL6 with the inclusion of the read/write NTFS-3g , then backported to "el5"

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:43 PM   #5
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Googling around, it looks like the only way to fix it then is either repo mixing or compiling from source. Since you have EL5, you most likely are still paying for support for it until 2017, so your best bet is to uninstall the package if you have it and compile it from source.

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/
 
Old 01-05-2015, 11:41 PM   #6
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And use tar to copy files. Else ntfs doesn't preserves user, owner and permissions correctly.
 
  


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