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Can't mount remote NTFS external usb drive 
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Post Can't mount remote NTFS external usb drive
I apologize if this post has already made the rounds, but I have been banging my head on the wall for the past several days trying to get it to work and I can't seem to find a post that is working for me.

I have an NFS server running on Fedora 10, which has a NTFS external USB Drive attached to it. Here is the fdisk information on that disk:

Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5b6ac646

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 1 14593 117218241 7 HPFS/NTFS

The drive is automounted in Fedora 10 as /media/Backups. Here is the information in my /etc/exports file:

What I am trying to do is mount that drive on my Ubuntu 8.04 server so that I can backup my server there. I also use the drive to backup my Fedora 10 system as well as a information on a Windows XP laptop.

On Ubuntu I created /mnt/backup so that I can mount the remote drive to there. I have tried using the following command:

sudo mount /mnt/backup -t ntfs-3g -rw -o umask=0000

I have also tried executing the same command, but replacing /dev/sdc1 with /media/Backups since that is where it is mounted on Fedora 10.

I keep receiving the following error message: ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '': No such file or directory on both accounts.

I would really appreciate any assistance on this problem that I am having. I must point out that although I am not new to computer science, I am fairly new to the Linux world so please try to keep the explanations simple and possibly add the commands to run. Thanks.

Tue Mar 10, 2009 19:06
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Post Re: Can't mount remote NTFS external usb drive
You need CIFS, not NTFS-3G.

Tue Mar 17, 2009 03:46
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