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Old 03-22-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Utiltiy NTFS


Trying to format a external Hard drive in NTFS using the utility program.

The error message is

"Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: cannot spawn 'mkntfs -f /dev/sdb1': Failed to execute child process "mkntfs" (No such file or directory)"


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Old 03-22-2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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That means the command mkntfs is not present in /usr/sbin/, /usr/bin or /bin
Try running this command:
Quote:
mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdb1

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Old 03-22-2010, 12:37 AM   #3
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The error indicates that "the utility program" (whatever that may be) can't find the mkntfs program. So, you need to install it. How to do that depends on your distribution. I'll take a wild guess that you are using Ubuntu:
Code:
sudo apt-get install ntfsprogs
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #4
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Yes it seems ur kernel doesnot have ntfs module ,try to install ntfsprogs - a utility which will install ntfsmodule on ur kernel.
 
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:49 AM   #5
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You may also need to install fuse.
 
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