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Old 03-16-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
Gopi Krishna Jasti
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Post how do i mount external hard disk in enterprise linux 4 ?


when i attaching my seagate hard disk (external) to my enterprise linux 4 os it it giving an error
error: fs and ntfs is not supported by the kernel.

so,
can you please tell me how i connect my external hard disk to my laptop.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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are you talking RedHat Enterprise v 4? If so you will not be able to get USB support, that OS is more then a decade old and does not have USB support. The current RHE is v 6.x. As you are running RHE you should be talking to you RH about your SLA.

Otherwise you might want to consider running CentOS instead as it is a rough fork of RHE and does support USB.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 02:35 AM   #3
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Redhat 4.0 is not the right place where you want external disk use. I am using Redhat 6.2 and I can use external hard drive on it.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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Redhat 4.0 is not the right place where you want external disk use. I am using Redhat 6.2 and I can use external hard drive on it.
Please stop just reposting what others have said. lleb posted that a day before you did.
 
Old 03-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #5
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I will lay you a dollar to a doughnut that the external is formatted NTFS. The last three I bought were NTFS out of the box. Not all distros include NTFS support by default.

The error message

Code:
fs and ntfs is not supported by the kernel
seems to be imply that the drive is visible, but NTFS support is not available.

I would suggest that you run

Code:
fdisk -l
from a terminal as root with the drive connected. That should tell you whether the system is seeing the physical drive.

I have no experience with RHEL 4, but this article seems to imply that it is capable of mounting external drives (at least thumb drives, which are the subject of the article), but that they must be mounted through the command line, not automounted.

Last edited by frankbell; 03-16-2013 at 09:41 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2013, 02:01 AM   #6
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its a package issue...
install ntfs-3g rpm
it will solve your problem.
 
  


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