Monday, July 7, 2014

Fedora 20 or RHEL 7 Can't mount ntfs drives

Issue : My windows 8 & Fedora 20 dual boot adventure went soar when the fedora 20 wasn't mounting the ntfs drives of windows 8.
What worked : ntfsfix /dev/sdx1
(of course you need to have your ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs installed in your fedora for this to work)
what didnt work : disable fast restart in windows and do a clean shutdown.
mount the drives as read only.
Note :
If you are using fedora 20 or higher then i highly recommend you install the following repositories first
http://tecadmin.net/top-5-yum-repositories-for-centos-rhel-systems/
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rpmfusion too if the above are not serving your thirst.