Q about mounting ntfs external hard drive

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  1. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    Hi!

    I have downloaded ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2013.1.13.tgz and installed on my centos(5.8, 64bit), but it's still failed when I tried to mount an ntfs hard drive. How to solve this problem?

    MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

  2. that_IT_guy

    that_IT_guy New Member

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    When you say installed, did you actually build the source and install it or did you just download the .tar.gz?
    Also, if on CentOS5 have you considered enabling the rpmforge repo and trying to install with yum?
    http:-//pkgs.org/centos-5-rhel-5/repoforge-x86_64/fuse-ntfs-3g-1.5130-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm.html
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    that_IT_guy New Member

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    Have you actually built the source code that comes in the .tar.gz and installed the result of the build?
    Also, since you are on CentOS5 have you considered enabling the rpmforge repo as it includes an ntfs3g package that can be installed via yum?
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  4. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    I first copied the .tgz file to /home and type command: tar xvfz ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2013.1.13.tgz -> cd /home/ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2013.1.13 -> ./configure -> make -> make install -> make clean. Actually, I tried to add the rpmforge repo before this, but it said 404 error. I guessed there was a problem on that web server.
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    that_IT_guy New Member

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    Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
    By the sounds of it you have a compiled binary executable for ntfs-3g.
    What command are you using specifically and what if any errors are you receiving when attempting to mount? Also, what device node in /dev are you attempting to mount and are you certain that that node corresponds to the NTFS drive you are attempting to mount?

    mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 /mnt/test works on my CentOS5 x64 system without issues. I have had major issues with NTFS-3g on previous distributions of CentOS/RHEL in the past but it seems to work flawlessly in my RHEL5 x64 box.
  6. Chester

    Chester New Member

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    Sorry for bothering you so much, I just found it was my I/O devices problems. All about my hardware. I used mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb, it worked after fixing this problem. THANK YOU!!!!



    I have 4 usb ports on my server, I tried two of them, but sometimes it said error -77 or error -110, or "unknown system ntfs" when I mount my external hard drive, so I tried another one, it did work. Maybe a little bit dumb, but it is the simplest way. Then my tutor check this server, he told me there are some probs on I/O devices, it was too old to work well......................
    Hope this would help
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    that_IT_guy New Member

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    Glad to hear you managed to get it working. :cool:
    Not to drag this out now that it is working for you, but for the sake of others who may come across this thread could you elaborate on what you meant by "I/O devices problems" and try to detail what you had to do to resolve the issues so that you were able to mount the drive?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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