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NTFS on Red Hat


Ok, so I am not really a noob to Linux but I just cannot seem to get my 1.0TB external hard drive to mount in Red Hat. Can someone please help with this problem. I would like to back up my server to this external HD so I can put my backups in a safe place.

Thanks for the help in advance,



  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    Do you have ntfs-3g installed? I use fedora and have no problems attaching external HD's. I don't have Red Hat installed and I'm wondering if ntfs-3g is installed by default.
  • ShaneH57
    Yeah, its installed. But, yet it still won't work. I had it working before but I had to rebuilt the server and could not remember how I did it before. Thanks for the idea though.
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    if it is installed then your automount application (most likely HAL) is not correctly configured to autodetect devices. You can manually mount it using "ntfs-3g {volume} {mount point}", read the ntfs-3g manual to see what options you have available with this command.
  • woshiisp
    I think you should amount ntfs system,whatever remote host or local host.


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