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Old 04-19-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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Fails to mount NTFS partition

Hi everybody I installed fuse and dkms using yum

sudo /usr/bin/yum install fuse fuse-ntfs-3g dkms dkms-fuse
it installed only dkms and dkms-fuse.
later i tried mounting my ntfs partition

ntfsmount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win/
FATAL: Module fuse not found.
ntfs-3g-mount: fuse device is missing, try 'modprobe fuse' as root
please help me to install FUSE module. I am using CENTOS 5 and I guess fuse module is already installed in it, i tried to install a new stable version of FUSE, It wouldnt have introduced any Conflicts isn't?
Old 04-19-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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This may be an obvious question, but did you try running "modprobe fuse" to load the FUSE module?
Old 04-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Follow the ntfs-3g wiki.

4.5 How do I mount an NTFS Volume?

First of all, it might be an idea to check that your kernel understands NTFS. The command below will give a list of all the filesystems that Linux understands. If you see ntfs, then you are OK. Also it might be a good idea to read the mount manual, man 8 mount.

cat /proc/filesystems

Next you need to create a place to mount the NTFS Volume. Then you can mount it.

mkdir /mnt/windows
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -t ntfs -r

If this gives you the error “The device /dev/hda1 doesn't exist”, see Section 4.3

To alter the permissions of the mounted filesystem, see the umask option in Section 4.6. If you would like to have the volume mounted automatically at boot time, see Section 4.10.

When you have finished, you can unmount the partition with either of:

umount /mnt/windows
umount /dev/hda1

The command is called umount (only one 'n').
To auto mount windows partition my fstab is as so:
/dev/hdc1        /win             ntfs-3g     rw,auto,user,exec   0   0

Last edited by okos; 04-19-2008 at 06:26 PM.
Old 06-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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On CentOS I managed to get the NTFS working by first setting SELinux's security level to "Permissive" rather than "Enforced", then following the regular instructions.


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