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wp.rauchholz
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NTFS support

Post by wp.rauchholz » 2019/10/04 11:53:18

So, I jumoed into called water and installed Centos 8 on my laptop with Gnome desktop.
I could almost find solutions for all challenges along the way (even getting nextcloud-client auto startup), but are left with one issue.
On CENTOS 7 I plugged in my USB stick and it would automount on my desktop.

NTFS is not supported in Centos by 8. But I was able to compile ntfs-3g. I now can at least mount manually.
Is there a trick that I can have the same functionality as in CENTOS 7 and get it outmounted and visible on my desktop?

Thanks Wolfgang

gostal
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Re: NTFS support

Post by gostal » 2019/10/08 15:21:00

The following page should be able to help you out or at least be a starting point:
https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-configur ... s-7-rhel-7

Cheers,
gostal
Desktop Dell T5810 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v4 @ 3.60GHz, 72 GB RAM, Radeon Pro WX 7100
CentOS 7.8.2003

arkmeps
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Re: NTFS support

Post by arkmeps » 2019/10/08 18:00:46

I had same problem after compiling ntfs-3g. And could only mount manually until I made a symlink in /sbin
mount.ntfs -> mount.ntfs-3g

gostal
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Re: NTFS support

Post by gostal » 2019/10/09 10:32:50

Yes, it stands to reason. In 7.7 the ntfs-3g rpm has these files:

/usr/bin/lowntfs-3g
/usr/bin/ntfs-3g
/usr/bin/ntfs-3g.probe
/usr/bin/ntfsmount
/usr/lib64/libntfs-3g.so.88
/usr/lib64/libntfs-3g.so.88.0.0
/usr/sbin/mount.lowntfs-3g
/usr/sbin/mount.ntfs
/usr/sbin/mount.ntfs-3g

/usr/sbin/mount.ntfs-fuse
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/CREDITS
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/README
/usr/share/licenses/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23
/usr/share/licenses/ntfs-3g-2017.3.23/COPYING
/usr/share/man/man8/mount.lowntfs-3g.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/mount.ntfs-3g.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/ntfs-3g.8.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/ntfs-3g.probe.8.gz

The highlighted ones are symlinks the last one pointing to /usr/bin/ntfs-3g. I guess that the automounter detects ntfs and starts looking for a command having the name mount.ntfs and when it doesn't find one quits.

Cheers,
gostal
Desktop Dell T5810 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v4 @ 3.60GHz, 72 GB RAM, Radeon Pro WX 7100
CentOS 7.8.2003

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