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Old 01-23-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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mounting an NTFS partition


haven't seen anyone post about this yet

i can mount my vfat partitions just fine, but when i try to mount an ntfs it doesn't recognise the format?
 
Old 01-23-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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make sure you're mounting it as read only (ro)
mircrosoft keeps ntfs a secret and linux does not know how to write to it
 
Old 01-23-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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Do you have ntfs support installed? See this link
 
Old 01-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #4
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I can't install NTFS support.

[root@localhost ~]# sudo yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running. Aborting.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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The answer to your yum problem can be found Here.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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thanks!
 
Old 01-23-2007, 09:57 PM   #7
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I have had some situations where I couldn't mount using ntfs for "type" no matter what, but using the same mount command with smbfs worked just fine.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #8
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this is weird, when i mount it as read-only it works, but as read/write the command doesn't work (i know i had it as read/write before i restarted).

this is my read only command which works: ' sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/wsystem -t ntfs-3g -ro umask=0222 '
this is my read/write command that doesn't work: ' sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/wsystem -t ntfs-3g -rw umask=0000 '

what am i doing wrong?
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:11 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by puter
make sure you're mounting it as read only (ro)
mircrosoft keeps ntfs a secret and linux does not know how to write to it
Untrue - Captive - http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
Captive: The first free NTFS read/write filesystem for GNU/Linux

Check out the link for installation/usage notes.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 09:12 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Virtuality
this is my read only command which works: ' sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/wsystem -t ntfs-3g -ro umask=0222 '
this is my read/write command that doesn't work: ' sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/wsystem -t ntfs-3g -rw umask=0000 '
Silly question: Are you mounting it RO, then RW? If so, are you unmounting it first?
# umount /media/wsystem

How does it not work? Are you seeing any errors?
 
  


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