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Old 08-11-2006, 08:38 AM   #1
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Question USB NTFS Hard Drive / Debian

Hi all,
I have a 250 GB USB hard drive, formatted NTFS. I have a debian linux server that I would like to plug this thing into. Reformatting to FAT 32 is not really an option, as we have no other media to back the data up to in the mean time. I know that Ubuntu recognizes this hard drive with no probelem at all... it will read and write, so i know that this is possible to do. However, debian will not mount it. It will recognize it, but it gives me an error "Could not execute pmount" when attempting to mount it. I have read some other forums suggesting installing captive, which I have done, but to no avail.

Anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Old 08-12-2006, 05:26 AM   #2
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does your kernel have NTFS read support. Try installing captive-ntfs to see if that helps


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