[CentOS] Cannot mount NTFS filesystems under Xfce4

Tue Sep 13 18:19:56 UTC 2011
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Cannot mount NTFS filesystems under Xfce4
> Keith Roberts wrote:
>> On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
>>> Keith Roberts wrote:
>>>> I have installed the following 2 packages on Centos 5.6, and
>>>> used GParted to successfully create an 8GB NTFS partition,
>>>> on some unused HDD space.
>>>> I'm running Xfce 4, and when I try to mount the NTFS file
>>>> system, I get an error box with 'ntfs - unknown filetype'
>>> you need fuse-ntfs-3g , get it from repoforge.
>> Thanks Nicolas. Is that as well as what I already have
>> installed, or instead of?
> fuse-ntfs-3g is sufficient for rw access to files on ntfs partitions,
> but keeping what you have shouldn't harm.
> also, read this:
> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/NTFS

Thanks again Nicolas.

Somehow I managed to install ntfs-3g, instead of fuse-ntfs-3g:

Installed Packages
Name       : ntfs-3g
Arch       : i386
Epoch      : 2
Version    : 2011.4.12
Release    : 3.el5
Size       : 623 k
Repo       : installed
Summary    : Linux NTFS userspace driver
URL        : http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

And it works OK now thanks! I have managed to mount the NTFS 
HDD partition, and also copied some large files to it OK.

So that's really handy thing to be able to do.

Kind Regards,



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