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Old 11-20-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: New Prague, MN
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Argh! Can't get Captive NTFS to work in Fedora 3. Am I doing anything wrong?

First, I'll start off by saying I'm somewhat of a newbie when it comes to Linux. Right now I'm using Fedora Core 3. I've downloaded and installed the Captive RPM and even mounted it. Yet the stupid thing just will not work right.

I'm mounting using the following:

[root@localhost ~]# mount -t captive-ntfs /dev/hdb /mnt/captive-noname
Captive NTFS v1.1.5. Check a new version at:

[root@localhost ~]# mount -t captive-ntfs /dev/hdd /mnt/captive-noname2
Captive NTFS v1.1.5. Check a new version at:
When I "ls" the "captive-noname" and "captive-noname2" directories, I get the following:

[root@localhost /]# ls /mnt/captive-noname
ls: reading directory /mnt/captive-noname: Operation not permitted

[root@localhost /]# ls /mnt/captive-noname2
The first gives me some "Operation not permitted" crap and the second doesn't show any files. :-(

Here's what my "/etc/fstab" file looks like:

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
LABEL=SWAP-hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/captive-noname captive-ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/captive-noname2 captive-ntfs defaults,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto pamconsole,fscontext=system_ubject_r:removable_t,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
I don't see anything that could be wrong. As I'm a newb at this, perhaps it is something I'm doing wrong? I have tried mounting "hdb1 and "hdd1" instead of "hdb" and "hdd", but I get complaints saying they are not directories. Any help would be extremely appreciated. I'm so frustrated at this point.

- Matt.

Last edited by Mateo1041; 11-20-2004 at 06:28 PM.
Old 11-20-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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I've given up and tried a different NTFS program instead. The new program works great.


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