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Old 10-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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NTSF for Acer Aspire One installation problem - installed by still can't write


Help!

When I "yum install ntfs-3g" from the root commandline on my Acer Aspire One, I still can't write to the 500 GB drive I just bought.

I installed it once, and it installed fine, but I still can't write to it. I tried installing again but it just says it has already been installed.

I really need to back up my Acer One and re-format everything, as I am getting some corrupted memory.

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Are you mounting it specifically with ntfs-3g through the command line or fstab? Or are you using gnome and automounting it with gvfs? I think gvfs has a tendency to use the alternative ntfs utility without write support.
 
Old 10-12-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hmm.

After installing I have only just tried plugging it in and tried to dump some data onto it from the file manager.

This not how to do it?
 
Old 10-13-2010, 05:39 AM   #4
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Well, run "mount" and look at what driver it's mounted with. If it's not ntfs-3g, then you know what your problem is.
 
Old 10-13-2010, 02:08 PM   #5
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Well, fortunately, I figured out how to use umount and ntsf-config

UNFORTUNATELY, I got the black screen of death after moving around some files and lost 75 GB of stuff that I never backed up.

sigh.
 
  


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