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Old 04-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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mounting ntfs drives in ubuntu 6.10

Hi I'm a first time Linux user running Ubuntu 6.10 trying to access a hard drive that is formated in ntfs. This is the command that I used
luis@luis-desktop:/$ sudo mount /dev/hda2 /media/windows -t ntfs -o umask=0002,nls=utf8

this is the error i get.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
missing codepage or other error
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong or how I might fix it.
Old 04-22-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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Did you try "dmesg | tail" to see if there are any more specific errors from the mount attempt?
Old 04-22-2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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Hi lplasc,
Welcome for your 1st post.

In order to change data in ntfs partition, you need to mount the ntfs partition using ntfs-3g module.

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

add this entry in /etc/fstab
/dev/sda2 /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults,user=yourusername,rw 0 1
good luck,
Old 04-24-2007, 02:25 AM   #4
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I manage to mount the hard drive. First I run fdisk -l to see how the hard drives were assigned. found out my windows drive was hdb instead of hda. then i just typed
sudo mount /dev/hdb1 /media/windows -t ntfs -o umask=0002,nls=utf8
now im going to try to get write permissions.


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