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Re: [opensuse] external HD problem
  • From: Vince Oliver <vince@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:30:20 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0701262020160.24386@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

hi Michael,

I installed fuse-2.6.1 and ntfs-3g-0.20070118-BETA smoothly. I also modified the fstab file like it is written in installation manual like:

/dev/sda5 /media/EXTERNAL ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

After rebooting I tried to copy some file to the external HD but no success. I noticed this things:

1. writting mount I steel have:

/dev/sda5 on /media/EXTERNAL type subfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=ntfs,procuid,nls=utf8)

although All these were performed and fstab changed

2. when booting there is a failor like:

fuse initialization (API version 7.1) failed

I am bad administrator for Linux and not know what all these means but I will not give up for sure. Need some help and advices what to do.


On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Catimimi wrote:

Greg Wallace a écrit :
There's your answer -- "fs=ntfs". That means it's a Windows file system and
can only be written to from Windows. Linux can only read it. If you need
to be able to write to this device from Linux, you'll need to re-format the
drive to a Linux type of file system (EXT3, Reiser, etc.).

or to install the packages "fuse" and "ntfs-3G" and you'll be able to write to a
ntfs partition. I use that for months without error.


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