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Old 06-18-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
alistairireland
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NTFS access problem


Hi there everyone. I'm kinda newbie to what could be called Linux universe, and I have some minor problems with Gnome desktop. The thing is that when I try to access my NTFS drives from GUI nothing appears, not even an error message or something like that. I can access them from Terminal, but I would really like if I could do the same from the graphic interface, 'cause when I had the KDE desktop installed that wasn't a problem. The NTFS drives are properly mounted and i can see them in my browser, but when i click on them nothing happens while in KDE they worked just fine.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

What are you using in 'GNOME' to access the drives/media?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

What are you using in 'GNOME' to access the drives/media?
Yes, am currently using GNOME
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:50 AM   #4
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What specific GNOME application are you using that does not display the NTFS drive?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:58 AM   #5
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What specific GNOME application are you using that does not display the NTFS drive?
well am not sure, i go to my computer and can see all drives there, not able to access them though.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:14 AM   #6
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well am not sure, i go to my computer and can see all drives there, not able to access them though.
hi..

Type command df and see what all the drives mounted...

if ntfs is not mounted u can execute following command

sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/folder

folder is the folder name where u want to mount..
 
Old 06-18-2009, 09:51 AM   #7
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if ntfs is not mounted u can execute following command

sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/folder
You are much better off using sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/folder or sudo mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sda1 /mnt/folder
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:22 PM   #8
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I know that for legal reasons RHEL doesn't have an ntfs driver in the repos.
Fedora my be the same, so you'd have to enable rpmfusion repo.
 
  


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