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Old 03-21-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
kamikazejustin
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NTFS RPM problem


ok i just installed Fedora Core 3, and i wanted to view my NTFS storage drive for mp3's adn stuff. I got the RPM from a site but used the i586 one instead of the i686 like i should. I opened them with RPM default from firefox so i thought that installed them. Now when i try to uninstall it it says its not installed. But it wont let me install the i686 RPM because it says its already installed, which it isnt. None of the instructions i found let me mount the drive so i dunno what to do. I tried removing it with rpm -e and tried rpm -ivh but that wouldnt let me because it said it didnt exist. Can someone help me out??
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:51 AM   #2
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Hopefully one of the following links will help you out.

# Red Hat & Fedora links
FedoraNEWS.ORG
The Fedora HOWTO explains the different software managers.
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm
ATrpms - installation instructions
Fedora Core 1 Tips and Tricks
Fedora Core 2 Tips and Tricks
Fedora Core 3 Tips and Tricks
apt, yum, and up2date repository settings (configuration files) for Fedora Core 3
# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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good reading, thanks alot but nothing i found seems to help??
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:09 PM   #4
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try doing this to find the file

rpm -qa | grep -i "name_of_the_file.i586.rpm"

once u find the file do this

rpm -e "name_of_the_file.i586.rpm"

You might wanna be root while doing this
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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i tried it, it finds the file, its listed as an installed RPM. But when i try to uninstall it says it can't find the file or its not installed
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:13 PM   #6
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are you trying to do it as root?

You should be root to do it

try rpm -qa | grep -i ntfs

the above command will show any ntfs files installed on your system. If you find any uninstall them

If you still have a problem, let me know

Last edited by morneo; 03-21-2005 at 03:33 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:19 PM   #7
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wow i think i fixed it, by adding quotes around the filename it seemed to do it, im gonna try to reinstall now, ill let you know. thanks for hte help =]
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:12 PM   #8
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rpm -e <package name minus the .rpm>
 
Old 03-23-2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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ok well as an update i got the drive mounted and can view the folder as root or my user. But i can only open the folder as root. Now this is an mp3 partition basically and there are like 400 folders underneath the main one. How can i make it so my user can look at and play the mp3's. I don't need to write to the drive, just play the mp3's in xmms.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:37 PM   #10
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try this
chmod 755 -R "name of the main folder"
You have to be root to do the above

for example
i.e if u wanna change the permissions of files under /home/username
u do
chmod 755 -R /home/username

Last edited by morneo; 03-23-2005 at 06:38 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 07:21 PM   #11
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NTFS doesn't have *nix permissions, so that won't work.

See:
man mount
man fstab

I can't seem to make my drives work like I want
# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting - Automatic Mounts: fstab

Edit /etc/fstab and try this:
Code:
/dev/<your NTFS partition>  /mnt/<your NTFS mount point> users,owner,ro,umask=000 0 0
 
  


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