?
Solved

Linux NTFS support

Posted on 2008-10-23
3
Medium Priority
?
476 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hello Experts,

I need an urgent help!

We have a 1 TB USB harddisk and it has to be connected to a RHEL 5 machine. Once we connected, it is getting detected by the OS and is shown in the 'fdisk -l' output. But when i try to mount it, it gives the error
"mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'"   I presume that it means the OS doesn't have the support for NTFS filesystem, looking into /proc/filesystem also confirms the same as i didn't find any entry for NTFS.
I tried with various mount options like vfat, pcfs, hsfs etc...but nothing worked :(

I searched for the option to enable the NTFS support in the machine. I'm aware that we recompile the Kernel by enabling the NTFS support but I can't do so since it require downtime for the server.

I'm wondering is there any RPM or package available which I can install to enable the NTFS support?

The details of the server is as follows:

[root@ ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Tikanga)

[root@ ~]# uname -a
Linux inet14h 2.6.18-84.el5PAE #1 SMP Fri Feb 29 16:41:17 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


Please let me know a solution asap.

Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:amandowara
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
tlatev earned 1000 total points
ID: 22784034
I'm not sure how your kernel is configured, since I use debian based distros, but one thing worth trying in your case - look if there's a module, usually called ntfs that you can dynamically insert into the kernel
check
insmod ntfs
modprobe ntfs
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:owensleftfoot
owensleftfoot earned 1000 total points
ID: 22784042
Have a look at http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 23 hours left to enroll

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question