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Old 07-19-2015, 02:29 AM   #1
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how to read NTFS disk


I have a disk that had some problems now reading in Windows and is formated NTFS. I put it in my Linux Debian 8 computer but it won't read it either. When using the Disk application it shows there are 3 NTFS partitions (PQService, System Reserved and Acer) plus a free space of 2 Mb. I selected the 3rd partion of 750 Gb then clicked to mount but got error message: not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark, 3). All I want is to read the disk so I can retrieve and backup the files from it. Any simple way to do it?
 
Old 07-19-2015, 02:37 AM   #2
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/etc/fstab?
 
Old 07-19-2015, 02:52 AM   #3
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If Windows has trouble reading a Windows proprietary filesystem, why would you expect Linux to do any better ?.

Issue a mount command as sudo/root - that way you'll get to see any messages issued rather than a GUI obfuscating things. This presumes you have ntfs-3g installed - does Debian allow that ?.

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Old 07-19-2015, 02:55 AM   #4
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how to mount an NTFS for reading? it is listed as /dev/sdb3
 
Old 07-19-2015, 07:34 AM   #5
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see info fstab or info mount! (on console)

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Old 07-19-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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how to mount an NTFS for reading? it is listed as /dev/sdb3
For reading only

Code:
# mkdir /mnt/windows
# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb3 /mnt/windows
 
Old 07-19-2015, 02:39 PM   #7
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mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdax

mounts the partition with read/write access.
 
Old 07-20-2015, 06:47 PM   #8
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No gui in Debian?

Ntfs mount is built into kernel to read. May not even need to add ntfs info on mount but can't hurt. Mount usually knows, ntfs-3g option should allow you to write.
 
  


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