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polosportscar 02-09-2010 11:29 AM

NTFS files on Ubuntu
Hello everyone,

I am really green to linux. I am trying to do a data recovery on a old HDD that has windows XP home on it. The problem is that I can not get the drive to mount. I can see it but it will not allow me to access it to pull the files from it. I just need to know what commands to use to force it to mount and how to run them with all permissions. Thanks for any and all help.

sohail0399 02-09-2010 11:47 AM

you have to mount your HDD:

if your kernel support thn it will work
mkdir /mnt/ntfs
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs

otherwise you need to install some packages like fuse or ntfs-3g

then mount your HDD

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/

if your file system is fat then its easy just type
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs/

also add this in /etc/fstab file, for permanent mount

polosportscar 02-15-2010 03:35 PM

I figured it out thanks for the reply. I couldn't get it to mount but finally did. Thank you for your help

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