File transfer problem

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Mon Jan 11 14:49:36 UTC 2010

Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> <Snip>
>>        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?
> <snip>

	I was doing tests on this 9.10 and to my surprise it was able 
to mount a ntfs file system. Then went to the 9.04 and it also 
can mount an ntfs file system this morning. So it appears I am 
wrong. Not at all sure why.

Thanks for all the good dope on ntfs.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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