File transfer problem

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Mon Jan 11 13:51:27 UTC 2010

>        The problem is that the Linux mount cannot mount a windows
> ntsf file system using the form sudo mount -t ntsf /dev/sda5
> /mnt. The 9.04 LiveCD lets you make a windows ntsf file
> system. Friends tell me it is far better than FAT32.
>        There appears to be a software that allows a windows system
> to read an ext3 file. This is backward to what I need.
>        If there is a way to write a mount that mounts ntsf file
> systems I sure need to know it. I have read and re-read man
> mount and it looks bad.
If you cannot mount ntfs in your ubuntu install, that is rather odd,
because it comes with your ubuntu install.
Try sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g if that doesn't work, try
That seems rather odd. You can also try adding the device to your fstab file.
here is an example. Doubtless another user can supply a better line.
/dev/sda5 /media/mount defaults,locale=en_US.utf8   0    0
You might want to look into different options for fstab.
It really perplexes me that you cannot seem to mount a ntfs partition.
Could you possibly post the commands and the errors?

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