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Old 07-11-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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NTFS Issues

Hi All, New guy here. Been an MCSE for 20+ years, now making the switch to the Dark Side. Actually have prior experience with SUSE in the late 90's.

On RHEL v.6 i686, not 64bit version.
I have done a ton of research but seem to have missed something.

Installed NTFS-3g,
All as root.

Still get this error:
Error mounting: mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
When trying to mount a 2.5" USB drive in NTFS.
I have sucessfully installed the latest Flash and JRE updates.

When I go into Disk Utility I have the option to format a partition to NTFS, at least it shows up as an option but errors out telling me that "File System Tools" are not loaded.

Here are the error details:
Error creating file system: Cannot run mkfs: cannot spawn 'mkntfs -f -L "HDD2 NTFS" /dev/sdb2': Failed to execute child process "mkntfs" (No such file or directory)

I'm not really that concerned with formatting in NTFS, I can do that on a NTFS native OS.
But I would like to be able to transfer files from my other NTFS machines and transfer devices.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 07-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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You may need to reboot so the ntfs kernel module loads.

ls /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/fs/ | grep ntfs
Also, when you mount it mount like this:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/pnt
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well, I know I have read about "fuse" and "ntfs-3g" somewhere, but the closest I find is this:
- mount ntfs usb
- mount USB in RHEL5

I hope it helps.

good luck

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