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johellywho 07-07-2010 01:29 PM

mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
Help please!!!

I dont know anything about linux and just been assigned to amount a drive to it. here's what i did so far:

Version of Linux using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)
[root]# mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /tmp/archive
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

when checking the /proc/filesystems, i noticed that 'ntfs' is not listed there, several forum suggested i try running 'modprobe ntfs'. If that is not found, you'll need a kernel with ntfs support. i'm so lost, where to i get the modprobe ntfs, can someone please help, would be great if you can provide steps by steps instructions.

thank you so much!

zirias 07-07-2010 02:09 PM

"modprobe ntfs" is a command to enter ... modprobe loads a linux kernel module including all dependencies. So, you can try entering it; if you have this kernel driver installed, the mount should work afterwards. But, in the case of ntfs, the kernel filesystem driver is not the best option as it is only safe for reads, so it defaults to a read-only mount. if you want to be able to write to your ntfs partition, install ntfs-3g (which should exist as a package for your distribution). ntfs-3g is a userspace filesystem driver for ntfs, it's VERY reliable.

vikas027 07-07-2010 11:42 PM

Download and install the appropriate RPM from here

This worked for me.

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