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Old 04-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ntfs-3g


O.K. I stupidly downloaded and installed NTFS-3G upon the recommendation of Wine to help me run some windows programs I thought I need. After the install I could not, and still cannot open my hda1 to look for a "Word" file I needed. (I know, I should have just used OpenOffice, but I didn't)

Anyhow, I've since uninstalled NTFS-3G in an attempt to rid myself of the errors I got while trying to open my Windows partitions. But alas, I'm still plagued by errors stating the NTFS-3G drives are not mounted and I don't have the permissions to mount them... so, my question is ( I guess) do I have to re-install Mepis 8.0 to get the Windows partitions back to where I can open and manipulate them likd I could before I got involved with NTFS-3G???

Oh, and I'm definitely a newbie but can, if given complete directions, type in what is required to fix things... the problem is not knowing what the fixes are.

Thanks in advance to any and all responders!!
 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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The solution is...What errors did you receive? Ok, you can install NTFS-3G again
 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:28 PM   #3
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If you're “definitely a newbie”, then maybe you should use a Linux distribution that makes all of this easy for you…
What distribution do you use?

I mainly use Mandriva; with this distribution, using NTFS-3G is done automatically as soon as there's an NTFS partition to use, and Wine can be installed by a few clicks, as well as front-ends such as wine-doors.

Yves.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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He uses mepis 8.0(it's an italian distro).
 
Old 04-27-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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But please correct me.
in that case, just fyi, we normally capitalize the first letter in 'proper' names (nouns), so Italian, English, Mepis, but not dog, cat etc.
You've got good English otherwise, well done.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 09:30 AM   #6
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to chrism01: I didn't know that. Thank you very much

to rshafersr: Re-install Ntfs-3g again, Mepis uses *.deb packages and you can download them without any problem, please read manuals, tutorials, books, news about Mepis.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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I click on "My Computer" which opens "system". I then click on "Storage Media" which opens media. Then I click on the Disk C icon which yields a Konqueror error "mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'.

This distro includes ntfs-3g but does not install it at the original system installation. I have "re-installed" the included 1:1.2712-1 version which is described as the latest.

I'm going to reboot and see if that makes a difference. Thanks to all that have replied!
 
Old 04-28-2009, 11:49 AM   #8
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It might makes the difference, the kernel will load the new modules installed and at the restart it should work perfectly, if not post the errors here.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 04:14 PM   #9
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rebooted, went thru same procedure as prev noted with new error message---

ntfs-3g mount: mount failed: Operation not permitted
User doesn't have privilege to mount. For more information
please see"http"//ntfs-3g.org/support.html#unprivileged

Went to above link, typed in the "chown" and "chmod" lines in Linux Console as su and viola!! t'werks!!

Thank you muchly for your help!! I really, really appreciate it!!

I can now get into all my ntfs drives... and didn't have to reboot this time!!

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