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Old 10-08-2007, 06:45 AM   #1
remisandotbe
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Angry External HDD doesn't work


Hi,

I have an ext. HDD 500GB from WD.
It has 1 large windows partition.
However, when I try to open it it tells me I can't.
<< Couldn't open dir /mnt/HDD1 >>

When I visit the HDD with NFS-Shared dirs I can browse the whole HDD.
Also, on another system, which runs windows, there is no problem with opening the HDD.

Still when I use an usb stick, which is also windows partitioned, it's able to open it.

Does anybody has any idea's?


Thanks
 
Old 10-08-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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In a terminal, do "fdisk -l" to verify that the drive is seen by the system.

"mount" will tell you if it is getting mounted (and where).

I would think that a modern distro like yours would automatically mount the drive, but it might show up in /media and not /mnt. You can of course mount it yourself wherever you want.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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Devil's In The Details

First things I would look at is is the external HDD formatted with NTFS file system.
If the answer is yes then I would check to see if NTFS support is installed in the Linux Distro. If not then install it and then your external HDD and your distro should be able to talk to each other.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replys.

>>pixellany
Yes, it's getting mounted. Just can't open it.

>>Acelduma
This is very interesting, and yes, I have thought of it before, but I just can't seem to find what packages I need to install to let the distro understand NTFS. Do you have any idea? I ran NTFS trough the package browser, but nothing came up.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 06:01 PM   #5
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Right Package

Search for " ntfs-3g ". No quotes and all lower case.
Linux is case sensitive with almost everything.

Cheers, Ray.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acelduma View Post
Search for " ntfs-3g ". No quotes and all lower case.
Linux is case sensitive with almost everything.

Cheers, Ray.
Problem solved in Mandriva 2008.
The NTFS-3g is standard supported
 
  


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