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Old 05-26-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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mounting ntfs under linux

I have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dualcore processor on ASUS motherboard with two SATA HDDs. Both are Seagate, one is 80 GB and the other 160 GB.
The 80 GB HD has C: and D: partitions under windows XP (VFAT, and each 20 GB) and FEDORA 8 (the remaining space).
The 160 GB HD has F: and G: partitions under NTFS ( each 30 GB) and the rest is free space. The 80 GB HDD is the first-boot HDD with dual booting (GRUB).
When I go into linux and mount the C: or D: drives (SDA1 or SDA5 ), I get the output :
/dev/sda1 on /mnt type vfat (rw)
whereas, when I mount the F: or G: (SDB1 or SDB5), I get the output :
/dev/sdb1 on /mnt type fuseblk (rw, nosuid, nodev, noatime, allow_others, blksize=4096)

why does not the mount output for the NTFS partition say “type NTFS” but instead says “type fuseblk” ? Why is the “mount” output for the NTFS-partitioned HDD different from the VFAT-partitioned HDD and is this how it would be or is there something wrong ?
Thanks for any clarification/suggestion.
Old 05-26-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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The difference in messages is largely due the the different file systems you are mounting.

If you wish to mount (and read/write) ntfs partitions, you will need to make sure that you have ntfs-3g installed properly. You can get that software at

The ntfs-3g page also provides detailed installation and mounting instructions, and there is likely a package for it ready to be installed with your distro. The messages you are talking about almost sound like all of the needed dependencies may not be installed, but it is tough to tell.

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Old 05-27-2008, 03:35 AM   #3
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thanks. i will try your suggestion. come to think of it and now that you mention it, when i installed fedora8 over winXP, may be i did not install ntfs support.
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There is nothing wrong. NTFS-3G uses FUSE - Filesystem in Userspace.


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