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Are you sure that the USB drive has a ntfs file system on it? Is fat32 not the common format used by most USB sticks?
You can check using fdisk -l <dev> to list the partition config of the USB stick.
Personally, I would not use ntfs on a USB media. If it is to be cross platform, using fat makes more sense. If it is used for Linux platforms, then ext3 is a more logical choice.
You'll need to install NTFS support on your system. This isn't included in OEL, so you will need to get it from somewhere else, for example from EPEL. Note that Oracle doesn't support this, but I suppose since you're asking your question on the forum and not via Support, this doesn't matter to you.
Edited by: herb on May 20, 2010 11:58 AM
FAT32 has certain limits, e.g. 4 GB files size. NTFS will resolve this issue. Older versions of MS Windows had also formating limits for USB sticks, which made NTFS or using special vendor tools the only alternative.
Unfortunately I do not have OEL right now to test it, but I would be looking into installing FUSE and NTFS-3G.
You can try to download it from:
I think the FUSE module is included in OEL 5.4
If you use OEL 5.4 64-bit it would be:
rpm -ivh fuse-ntfs-3g-1.913-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
If you have yum repos configured you can try:
yum install fuse fuse-ntfs-3g
To mount your usb stick:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdc1 /media/usbdrive/
# Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 / i386: rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm # Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 / x86_64: rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS//rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm # Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / i386: rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el4/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm # Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / x86_64: rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el4/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.x86_64.rpm
apt-get updatestep 3)
> yum install ntfs-3g
> ntfs-3g /dev/sdxy /<mount directory>
I am using
OS: Oracle Entrerprise Linux 6 x64 version
I was getting issues for accessing ntfs file system and solved the issue by reading simple article [required modules for mounting ntfs in oracle enterprise linux 6|http://linuxconfig.org/How_to_mount_partition_with_ntfs_file_system_and_read_write_access] . Great article
Download and install latest stable version of following 2 modules:
Use the following command to mount the drive
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb2 /mnt/myntfs
sdb2 is the source drive to use
/mnt/myntfs is the folder were we it will be mounted
Thanks and Regards,