[SOLVED] Centos 6.2 can't mount ntfs partitions?
Posted by otropogo on 2011/12/23 8:29:48
Have just installed Centos 6.2 LiveCD to a 2Gb usb stick using the Fedora USB installation utility. Booted a second machine with it (the desktop on which I installed it doesn't support booting from USB sticks), and the desktop loaded ok, and everything seems to run, except for some major issues with the filemanagement. When I try to open the PC's hard drive, Centos pops up an error message:
Unable to mount location unknown file system "ntfs".
Opening the add/remove software function also fails to do anything. It opens a blank window, and after a while, closes it automatically.
Since the hard drive is inaccessible, it's difficult to test the native applications. The only access is to the web, via the browser, which I'm using to type this.
I'm trying to at least test the persistence function, without which this installlation is not much good. But without being able to install or remove any software, or update any, or even copy any files from the hard drive, about the only test I can think of is the saving of my login info into the browser. I guess I could also try saving something from the web, if I can find a medium to save it to.
Are these characteristics defects, or design features of the OS?
Have now tried saving pictures and web pages from the browser, but each attempt is met with "you cannot write to the folder" or "folder is write,-protected". OTOH, when I try a second time, the system tells me the file already exists, do I want to replace it, before giving me the same messages above...
So I guess this installation is not very useful.
The only thing left for me to test is whether my login info and bookmarks survive a reboot.
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