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Old 07-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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Mounting a folder in NTFS Partition with ntfs-3g


If

ocs_prerun="sudo su -;rm -r /home/partimag;mkdir -p /home/partimag" ocs_prerun1="ntfs-3g /dev/sdb2 /home/partimag"

mounts sdb2 as /home/partimag

How can I mount sdb2/Clones as /home/partimag?

Thanks.

P.S.: When I try
sudo su -
rm -r /home/partimag
mkdir -p /home/partimag
mkdir -p /tmp/local-dev
ntfs-3g /tmp/local-dev/Clones /home/partimag

I am getting

Is a directory error.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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If I got this right, you want to mount a directory called "Clones" which is located on your sdb2 partition. First of all, you need to mount the filesystem of the device sdb2 somewhere, eg /media/sdb2. Then you need to mount the directory "/media/sdb2/Clones" to your mountpoint, eg /home/partimag. I think this is done with bind mount option. Check the man page of mount tool.
Code:
mount --bind /media/sdb2/Clones /home/partimag
 
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply.

So even if the folder 'Clones' is in an NTFS partition, as long as I have mounted the partition with ntfs-3g, I can still use (or have to use) the 'mount' command to mount the folder?

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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I always use
Code:
mount -t ntfs-3g /path/to/device /mount/point
I have never used the ntfs-3g command, so I don't know if there is any other way.
 
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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mount --bind worked.

First, I have to mount the partition with ntfs-3g and then mount the folder with mount.
In two steps instead of one.

ntfs-3g /dev/sdb2 /mnt
mount --bind /mnt/Clones /home/partimag

I was worried that if I didn't use ntfs-3g, it wouldn't be writeable.

The thing I learned is you cannot mount folders with ntfs-3g, just partitions.
But after you mount the NTFS partition with ntfs-3g, you can mount a folder inside that partition with mount.

Thanks.

Last edited by imayneed; 07-13-2012 at 09:46 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by segmentation_fault View Post
I always use
Code:
mount -t ntfs-3g /path/to/device /mount/point
I have never used the ntfs-3g command, so I don't know if there is any other way.
just mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
not specify file system type(ntfs)
 
  


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