Hi folks, I plugged in a seagate expansion drive 1Tb into my linux server for backup purposes but it is unable to mount it. I can see the expansion drive in My computer but when I click on it, it says unable to mount, device already mounted or busy.
Windows can read the hard disk with no problems. It is ntfs formatted. I installed ntfs kernel and fuse.
I've been looking at questions like Unable to mount Windows (NTFS) filesystem due to hibernation and How do I mount a hibernated NTFS partition? and they all say "Boot into windows" which I am unable to do. Then after much cautioning, the option remove_hiberfile is suggested. I would love that option. I don't care about the programs I had open, or the data in them.
I just installed 11.3 x86_64 and had it automount my existing NTFS partition. The problem is that I can't write to it (create files/folders) as a user - only as root. So I know it's not mounter read-only (e.g., due to errors) or else root wouldn't be able to create files.
Reading http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/c/5/9c5b2167-8017-4bae-9fde-d59... on page 47 the interaction between the SMB drivers (srv.sys on SMB 1.1 and srv2.sys on SMB 2.0) and the NTFS driver (ntfs.sys) is noted.
I have an NTFS partition which I use to store data and which is shared between Linux and Windows. When I got to the disk partitioning stage of the install, I was unable to set a mount point (or anything else) for the NTFS partition. Not a problem particularly because I was able to manually edit /etc/fstab to automount the NTFS partition once F17 was installed.
After install of Win 8 Pro, Fedora 17 is unable to mount NTFS drives. I was able to do that before. I was using Win 8 pre release before in dual boot and everything was ok with fedora and NTFS mount. It all started with the official Win 8 Pro install. I have 2 HDD in NTFS the Win 8 host and a second empty but formatted NTFS.