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Old 01-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
sureshpanchanathan
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Error mounting: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'


Dear All,

I am using OLE 6.2, 32 bit. Today I was trying to open the other drives (windows C drive and external drive both are ntfs), when I tried to open it, I go the following error

Error mounting: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

Please advise how can I fix it, I did a google search but since I am new I am unable to understand what I should really do. Sept by Sept advise would be of great help.

Thanks in advance.

Regards

Suresh Panchanathan
 
Old 01-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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ntfs is a windows specific file system that is not activated as default on linux systems. Most likely you can load a kernel module that supports it. Try this as root:
Code:
modprobe ntfs
If this works without error, enter this command:
Code:
cat /proc/filesystems
If the list contains ntfs, you are done. Next you will want to learn to load that module permanently.
 
Old 01-30-2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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By default linux is unknown to ntfs file systems so it won't mount ntfs partition

download and install ntfs-3g

then try mounting ntfs partition

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Syste...3g-15028.shtml
 
Old 01-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #4
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Hi eehmke

I tried as you have mentioned and got the following error message:

[root@OL6 ~]# modprobe ntfs
FATAL: Module ntfs not found.

---------- Post added 01-30-12 at 05:53 PM ----------

HI Deepak,

I will try as per your below advise and will update you the result. Thanks
 
Old 01-31-2012, 01:02 AM   #5
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For this you have to install 2 packages i.e., ntfs-3g and fuse

Check this page for more description:
http://linuxconfig.org/How_to_mount_...d_write_access
 
Old 05-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #6
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dear all,

ntfs-3g installed but i cant mount ntfs filesystem. Please help

[kursad@kursad-lnx ~]$ rpm -qa ntfs*
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15-1.el6.x86_64
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-1.el6.x86_64

[kursad@kursad-lnx ~]$ modprobe ntfs
FATAL: Module ntfs not found.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #7
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I have a same error.
I think it's happen after last update.
Yesterday I can mount my USB harddrive with NTFS.
Today about 4 hours ago I update my RedHat, it was a many updates.
After that I can't connect USB Harddrive.

[root@oc2435300046 ~]# rpm -qa ntfs*
ntfsprogs-2012.1.15-1.el6.x86_64
ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-1.el6.x86_64
[root@oc2435300046 ~]# rpm -qa fuse*
fuse-libs-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64
fuse-2.8.3-4.el6.x86_64
[root@oc2435300046 ~]# modprobe ntfs
FATAL: Module ntfs not found.
[root@oc2435300046 ~]# mount /dev/sda1 /media/
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
[root@oc2435300046 ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204885504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x016ec81e

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 121601 976760001 7 HPFS/NTFS
 
Old 05-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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Solution:
Need downgrade from ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-1.el6.x86_64 to ntfs-3g-2011.4.12-5.el6.x86_64

[root@oc2435300046 ~]# yum downgrade ntfs-3g

After you can mount your harddrive with ntfs file system.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 04:12 AM   #9
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i can not downgrade to old version. because not found in repository.

But there is an update for new version. ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-2.el6.x86_64.rpm solved this problem.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 06:48 AM   #10
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I got the same prob. and solved it by:
yum install *ntfs*

the main packages to be installed are:

================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================================================
findntfs x86_64 1.3-1.el5.rf rpmforge 6.0 k
fuse-ntfs-3g x86_64 2010.10.2-1.el5.rf rpmforge 613 k
fuse-ntfs-3g-devel x86_64 2010.10.2-1.el5.rf rpmforge 70 k
gnome-vfs2-ntfs x86_64 1.13.1-1.el5.rf rpmforge 5.2 k

ps. All packages are mandatory to make sure that everything is going well.

Last edited by mostafa_zoubi; 09-18-2012 at 06:50 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:31 AM   #11
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I got the same prob. and solved it by:
yum install *ntfs*
By the way, which OS you are using?
 
  


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