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Old 11-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #1
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Talking Mounting non EXT drives


What is a good way to mount an NTFS drive to linux and watch media off of it?

I'm thinking the answer is going to be Wine but wanted to check here first.

There's always 20 ways to skin a cat in linux.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 04:56 PM   #2
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Code:
mkdir ~/abcd
ntfs-3g /dev/sdb ~/abcd
Or look at auto mounting with udisks
 
Old 11-15-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll definitely check this out.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
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As long as you don't have Fast Boot enabled in Windows (google it ), you should be able to mount it in the file manager GUI like any other disk.
 
Old 11-15-2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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Almost every distro of linux has had NTFS read ability for decades. They have had write ability for maybe 10 years common.

The distro you have would determine if your user needs some permission to mount or not usually. Many common distro's will just mount on click in file manager.
 
Old 11-17-2017, 03:20 PM   #6
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If you want to mount it in CLI (terminal) you should be mount it in the file manager GUI , and use:

#cd /media/user_name/disk_name
 
Old 11-17-2017, 05:20 PM   #7
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Oh, yeah, this is very useful. Thanks!
 
Old 11-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #8
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If you tell us the distro and version we might have a better solution.
 
Old 11-17-2017, 07:00 PM   #9
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Wine isn't necessary to mount it nor view media (except maybe games), VLC is free and plays damn near anything - and as already mentioned, it will most likely auto-mount, if not you may need to install package(s) like ntfs-3g for mounting it.
 
Old 11-17-2017, 10:13 PM   #10
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To just view videos
Code:
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdXY some-directory
where X is a letter (Hard drive number a=1,b=2 etc)
and Y is a digit partition number

I've been experimenting with udisksctl to mount usb drives when X isn't running
 
Old 11-19-2017, 09:11 AM   #11
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Depending on your distro: perform

Quote:
sudo apt search ntfs-3g
or

Quote:
sudo yum search ntfs-3g
Then install the same and mount as other mentioned above.
 
  


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