Mount problem.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by edge, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Never done this before (all my server drives are on a RAID card), but I now need to mount a new HDD (it's a NTFS formated disk) of a small file server.

    Code:
    fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/hda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hda1   *           1        9777    78533721   83  Linux
    /dev/hda2            9778        9964     1502077+   5  Extended
    /dev/hda5            9778        9964     1502046   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/hdb: 120.0 GB, 120000061440 bytes
    44 heads, 5 sectors/track, 1065341 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 220 * 512 = 112640 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hdb1               1     1065341   117187468    7  HPFS/NTFS
    files:/media#
    
    I would like to mount /dev/hdb, so I use: /dev/hdb /media/store
    When doing so I get the following error: mount: you must specify the filesystem type

    mount -h does not really give me much help on the "filesystem type" problem.

    Anyone here who knows more about this?

    Thank you
     
  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    have you tried
    Code:
    mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /media/store
    
     
  3. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Yes that did the trick, and I thank you for that :)

    Now I need to get it to be read/writable, but I guess the -w will take care of that
     
  4. o.meyer

    o.meyer ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Hi,

    please install the ntfs-3g package. Afterwards unmount the drive and mount it as follows:

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hdb1 /media/store

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  5. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    The kernel module is usually not compiled for write support just read so you should go with ntfs-3g as o.meyer stated.
     

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