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    Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    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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    Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    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
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    Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    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.
    Last edited by pattymackay; 10-Mar-2014 at 19:22.

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    Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    Quote Originally Posted by pattymackay View Post
    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.

    ***
    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,

  5. Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahli84 View Post
    ***
    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
    From the times when today's "old school" was "new school"

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    Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    Quote Originally Posted by jmozdzen View Post
    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.
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  7. Re: Mount ntfs usb drive on sles11sp2

    Hi Mike,
    Quote Originally Posted by mikewillis View Post
    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
    From the times when today's "old school" was "new school"

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