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pattymackay
10-Mar-2014, 15:21
I have a sles11sp2 / oes11sp1 server. I want to mount an ntfs usb drive to it so I can copy files/folders directly to the server, but I'm getting:

"cannot mount volume" "cannot get volume.fstype.alternative"

Can you give me instructions on how to mount this ntfs usb drive please? Thanks.

mikewillis
10-Mar-2014, 15:53
Try installing the ntfs-3g package from the SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit. The version for use with SLES 11 SP2 is at
https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=NgW3ToaagDQ~
You only need DVD1.
Downloads for other versions can be found via https://download.suse.com

pattymackay
10-Mar-2014, 19:19
Okay, I have downloaded DVD1 from the link above. I am in Yast > add-on products > under Development I have clicked on each one to see what packages are on there, but I haven't found ntfs-3g?

Update: Went to patterns > typed in ntfs-3g > search and found it. Installing right now.

Thanks.

sarahli84
25-Mar-2014, 16:40
I have a sles11sp2 / oes11sp1 server. I want to mount an ntfs usb drive to it so I can copy files/folders directly to the server, but I'm getting:

"cannot mount volume" "cannot get volume.fstype.alternative"

Can you give me instructions on how to mount this ntfs usb drive please? Thanks.


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You have to open the Xterm
and write: zypper ar "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/SLE_11_SP2/" "filesystems"
then write: zypper install ntfs-3g
that's all, now you can connect your usb drive.

greetings,

jmozdzen
25-Mar-2014, 18:03
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You have to open the Xterm
and write: zypper ar "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/filesystems/SLE_11_SP2/" "filesystems"
then write: zypper install ntfs-3g
that's all, now you can connect your usb drive.

greetings,

I think it's worth to mention that installing packages from opensuse.org (or other, foreign sources) is not officially supported and thus may lead to according responses when opening service requests. Installing ntfs-3g adds a kernel module, which may cause more trouble than adding some simple end-user application.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just that you need to know what you're doing and that this may limit your support options.

Regards,
Jens

mikewillis
25-Mar-2014, 19:41
I think it's worth to mention that installing packages from opensuse.org (or other, foreign sources) is not officially supported and thus may lead to according responses when opening service requests. Installing ntfs-3g adds a kernel module, which may cause more trouble than adding some simple end-user application.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just that you need to know what you're doing and that this may limit your support options.

Or you could install ntfs-3g from the SDK like I suggested in my reply to the OP.

jmozdzen
25-Mar-2014, 20:42
Hi Mike,

Or you could install ntfs-3g from the SDK like I suggested in my reply to the OP.

yes, definitely - that's (at least in my eyes) the way to go, unless some bleeding-edge feature from some just-released version from software.opensuse.org is urgently needed... I first thought about including such a note, but felt it would be superfluous. On second thought someone might just hit this part of the thread, so thanks for pointing it out!

Regards,
Jens

Regards,
Jens