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Old 05-02-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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Mounting NTFS usb drive on RHEL


I'm trying to mount an external NTFS drive (StoreJet Transcend) on RHEL 5.11. I installed ntfs-3g, fuse, loaded fuse driver. When I try to mount I get the following:

# mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sdc1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
Here's partition info:

# fdisk -l /dev/sdc

Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 121601 976760000 7 HPFS/NTFS
Gdisk output:

# gdisk -l /dev/sdc
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.4

Partition table scan:
MBR: MBR only
BSD: not present
APM: not present
GPT: not present

Found invalid GPT and valid MBR; converting MBR to GPT format.

Disk /dev/sdc: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): 2757610C-17C8-446C-ADA0-2383CAAA8230
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134
Partitions will be aligned on 64-sector boundaries
Total free space is 5101 sectors (2.5 MiB)

Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
1 64 1953520063 931.5 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data
I tried the same operation on another server (RHEL6) with the same outcome.

Any idea what's wrong?

Thank you for any assistance.

Last edited by trusst; 05-02-2016 at 01:20 PM. Reason: Adding information
Old 05-02-2016, 02:47 PM   #2
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Red Hat has all the documentation and you should contact their support staff.

I would not have played with too many commands on it. Should have maybe tested it on other system to be sure data is OK. It may not be now.



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