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Old 09-21-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
Kishan Choudhury
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How to mount my external hard drive


Hi All,

I am new to linux and just installed it yesterday. Before that i was using windows 7 and kept a back up of imp docs and files on my extrernal hard drive. After installing linux when i tried to connect my Hard drive,its showing a message that Error mounting: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'.

So please help me in solving my problem.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 09-21-2013, 01:56 AM   #2
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You have to install the NTFS support which is not available by default in Red Hat distributions. The package to install should be called ntfs-3g, but I cannot provide more details since I don't know exactly what Red Hat Linux provides and which repositories it uses. If you have a Red Hat account, you can check the solution in the official Knowledge Base, here.
 
Old 09-21-2013, 02:00 AM   #3
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Hi,

Please next time you post a question state the distribution and version you are using.
From the distro icon I suspect RHEL.

As you can read in the text you put in bold. The file system on the external drive is ntfs and linux is telling you it does not know how to handle it.

You need to install the support software. In this case you need the fuse and ntfs-3g packages.

Note: If you indeed are using RHEL, people are expecting that you have a support contract with redhat, and the will react accordingly. If you dont have a support contract the advice will be to use one of the free alternatives like Centos or Scientific Linux.

Cheers
 
Old 09-21-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
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check out this link it might help: http://www.linux.org/threads/q-about...rd-drive.3863/
 
Old 09-24-2013, 03:25 AM   #5
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Thanks to all for the response to my question.

One thing is that i have not paid for RHEL. So i will be not able to get support from Red Hat.

Please advice how to use CentreOS
 
Old 09-24-2013, 03:55 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kishan Choudhury View Post
Please advice how to use CentreOS
CentOS is freely available from their official site www.centos.org. Someone uses the repositories of CentOS in Red Hat but I think it's better to avoid mixing stuff and install CentOS. On the other hand, CentOS is exactly Red Hat re-compiled from source with the Red Hat logo and registered trademarks removed.

If you decide to install CentOS, you can easily solve the NTFS issue following instructions here: http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/NTFS.
 
  


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