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thisObject 12-05-2006 11:08 AM

Cannot mount external hard drive
Hi when I plug in my external hard drive through USB I get an error message saying that Fedora Core 5 cannot mount the drive.

Do I need to install any packages for that.

I guess this happens because the HDD was set up on XP.


J.W. 12-05-2006 12:04 PM

You may need to manually specify the file system type. Try

mount -t ntfs /dev/sdXX <mountpoint>
where /dev/sdXX is your device name (eg, /dev/sda1) and mountpoint is your mountpoint (eg, /mnt/usb) Note that your mountpoint must exist before you can mount something to it.

nx5000 12-06-2006 04:44 AM

I think (I'm not personnaly using fedora) that ntfs is not included by default in FC5.
modprobe ntfs
cat /proc/filesystems

If you have no "ntfs" line, you have to get the rpm on internet.

exvor 12-06-2006 01:33 PM

Yea I think your correct because of licencing issues. I had a similar problem when working with red hat.

kdrlx 12-06-2006 11:53 PM

I would suggest getting the ntfs-3g/captive for mouting the ntfs hdd. Then you could even write to it, and use it to transfer files as well.

I personally use captive and it has worked fine for a long time now.

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