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Old 03-10-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Smile Trying to install NTFS-3g from USB stick


Hi I'm very new here and looking for some very basic help (I think).

I've been trying to install NTFS-3G onto a old media player so I can label 4 HDD's so there always appear in the same place after booting up and viewing the samba output over my network.

I have downloaded NTFS-3g and unpacked it onto a USB stick (there are other file on it that can be removed if required).

The version of Linux is Linux version 2.6.12.6-VENUS (root@138_korsen) (gcc version 3.4.4 mipssde-6.03.01-20051114).
The version of BusyBox is BusyBox v1.1.3 (2010.07.12-08:31+0000) multi-call binary.
(I know both are old).

If I type/run fdisk -l I get the response

Disk /dev/sdb: 8024 MB, 8024752128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 975 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 976 7836640 7 HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(974, 254, 63) logical=(975, 158, 14)


dev/sdb1 is my usb stick and at present the only usb/hdd connected.

My problem is how on earth do I get into the usb directory and the install the program(command by command please Linux newbie very).

Any help or advice now matter how basic would be very greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Andy
 
Old 03-10-2015, 10:40 PM   #2
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Share the output of the following commands:

1
Code:
 df -h
2
Code:
 whoami
3
Code:
 uname -a
Usually your USB drive get mounted under /media and you can get into that directory using cd command but we have to check whether it is mounted or not. Run the commands mentioned above and paste the output.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 10:45 PM   #3
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install fuse fuse-ntfs-3g maybe ?
 
Old 03-11-2015, 12:19 AM   #4
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attach the 4 drives to a new machine and use Gparted
 
Old 03-11-2015, 01:20 AM   #5
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Share the output of the following commands:

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 df -h
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Code:
 whoami
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 uname -a
Usually your USB drive get mounted under /media and you can get into that directory using cd command but we have to check whether it is mounted or not. Run the commands mentioned above and paste the output.
Thanks or help will try those cmmds after work later and post back.
Andy
 
Old 03-11-2015, 01:24 AM   #6
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attach the 4 drives to a new machine and use Gparted
Thanks
 
Old 03-11-2015, 01:27 AM   #7
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install fuse fuse-ntfs-3g maybe ?
Not sure how to do that either any help appreciated.
Thanks
Andy
 
Old 03-11-2015, 03:32 AM   #8
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What distro you are using to install? Install ntfs-3g package for your distro. Using ntfs-3g command mount the usb disk.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 04:46 AM   #9
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To have Linux mount your disks on the same mount points each time, either use a label or use the disk id, (UUID), in your /etc/fstab file.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 08:18 AM   #10
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From the OPs other thread here is the device:
http://www.iboum.com/pr/sumcyclonemk2.php

This is a mips SBC and it does support NTFS. Not sure what files you downloaded i.e. source or compiled binaries but what you are trying to do will not work. You will not be able to install ntfs-3g or fuse. I assume the drives are automatically mounted but to what directory? I think that writing a udev rule might be the easiest method to get the drives to mount to the same directory.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 11:54 PM   #11
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do a simple workaround, upload the file to your gmail account or to google drive.

In your Linux machine, open the web browser and download the file.

Then install it.

if it is an rpm file then install using this command: rpm -ivh what_Ever_filename.rpm

after you install the ntfs-3g rpm file, insert your usb stick or any ntfs hard drive.

type: ls -l /media

check if you will be able to see your drive on that folder.

Good luck!!!
 
  


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