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    Default Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    Hi,

    I have a 500 Gb usb external hdd formated in ntfs. Before changing to Tumbleweed, the hdd was recognized and mounted correctly when it was plugged. Now, KDE applet informs "Could not mount the following device". Looking at the error logs I was able to find out that it was being mounted as fat, not ntfs. I can still mounted manually through the command line, but I would like to make the kde applet way working again.

    Any ideas?

    H!

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    Default Re: Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by hegheg View Post
    Hi,

    I have a 500 Gb usb external hdd formated in ntfs. Before changing to Tumbleweed, the hdd was recognized and mounted correctly when it was plugged. Now, KDE applet informs "Could not mount the following device". Looking at the error logs I was able to find out that it was being mounted as fat, not ntfs. I can still mounted manually through the command line, but I would like to make the kde applet way working again.

    Any ideas?

    H!

    Are you using the newly updated KDE version in Tumbleweed?

    Either way, I suggest you file a bug at bugzilla.novell.com so that people can work to resolve this.

    thanks,

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    Smile Re: Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    You might need to run a check disk on this drive. Plug into a Windows machine and check the disk. You might need to reboot to get it to happen. QTParted has a check disk function as well. If the disk shows up in YaST / System / Partitioner, but it does not mount, it just needs to have check disk or other such utility ran on it.

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    Default Re: Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    Isn't this the same as all those in the other subforums?
    Last edited by hcvv; 02-May-2011 at 11:51.
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    Hi,

    The drive works fine in Windows and in "standard" openSUSE 11.4. I am running Linux 2.6.38.4-23-default i686 and KDE: 4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 1".

    I have filed a bug report (Bug 691280)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegheg View Post
    Hi,

    The drive works fine in Windows and in "standard" openSUSE 11.4. I am running Linux 2.6.38.4-23-default i686 and KDE: 4.6.2 (4.6.2) "release 1".

    I have filed a bug report (Bug 691280)

    Hernan
    Here is the link
    Bug 691280 - USB hard disk formatted as NTFS is being mounted as FAT by KDE (and of course fails) in Tumbleweed
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691280
    Compare also the other Report Bug 691332 against openSUSE 11.4 .

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    Default Re: Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    There is a workaround that will restore the old behaviour of the Device Notifier so you don't have to mount it from the CLI. I don't see mention of it in this thread, so I'll paste the link and the workaround.
    Link: Automount of external NTFS USB drive fails when using the Device Notifier
    Workaround --> Open the file /etc/filesystems and add an entry for "ntfs" so the file looks similar to this (see last entry):
    vfat
    hfs
    minix
    reiserfs
    ntfs
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    Default Re: Mounting ntfs formatted usb external hdd in Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    There is a workaround that will restore the old behaviour of the Device Notifier so you don't have to mount it from the CLI. I don't see mention of it in this thread, so I'll paste the link and the workaround.
    Link: Automount of external NTFS USB drive fails when using the Device Notifier
    Workaround --> Open the file /etc/filesystems and add an entry for "ntfs" so the file looks similar to this (see last entry):
    Well MATE YOU ARE A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I first thought my drive was dead, i tried it in windows and it worked so I looked for a bug report and found one, I added my comments to the report and then I found this workaround!!!
    You help me so much!!!!!

    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maurizio26 View Post
    Well MATE YOU ARE A STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I first thought my drive was dead, i tried it in windows and it worked so I looked for a bug report and found one, I added my comments to the report and then I found this workaround!!!
    You help me so much!!!!!

    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!!!!
    Wow, that's enthusiasm. I'm just the messenger -- and you're very welcome.
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    Thanks for sharing.

    When I did my monthly backup, all had to done with root privileges.

    This rectified the dilemma.

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