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Where do I get ntfs-3g from? Remember i've never used this before and dont know anything about anything lol.
search it in the synaptic packet manager and it should dl and install for you
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Hm... I thought you meant you had a problem with limewire. I've never used this command for mounting HDDs before, but I'll see if I can help:

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mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/Maxtor 160GB -o force
That's what you used. What it means is to use a program (aka command) called "mount" with whatever the -t option/flag/modifier is with whatever ntfs-3g is, and use it to do its magic on the device /dev/sdb1, and mount it to the directory /media/"Maxtor 160GB", and then use the -o option and force...

Btw, I see you're trying to mount the drive under the name "Maxtor 160GB." Note that any time you have a space in the name of a file or folder, you must enclose the string in quotes, or else the terminal will stop reading at the first white space (space, new line, tab, etc.)

Ok, now for the root thing. Most of the time when you get "Permission Denied," it's because you need to be issuing the command as root. To issue a command as root, simply do this:

Code:
sudo <the rest of the other commands as usual right here>
You will then be prompted for your password, and the command will be carried out immediately upon entering it.
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search it in the synaptic packet manager and it should dl and install for you
I did find it. There are a crap ton of other things on there. Can I or Do I need to install all of those things?
    
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I did find it. There are a crap ton of other things on there. Can I or Do I need to install all of those things?
What do you mean "other things on there?" If you mean dependencies, then yes. Dependencies are other programs/libraries/files that are required for a program to run.
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Okay I did this sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/"Maxtor 160GB" -o force. It asked for a password and I typed it in. Hit enter and it didn't work again. So I did it one more time and it didn't ask for my password but it did something. But it still will not read my external. This is what it says. jason@HZSQ481:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/"Maxtor 160GB" -o force
Failed to access '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory
jason@HZSQ481:~$ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/Maxtor 160GB -o force
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
One can change the type of mount containing the directory dir:
mount --make-shared dir
mount --make-slave dir
mount --make-private dir
mount --make-unbindable dir
One can change the type of all the mounts in a mount subtree
containing the directory dir:
mount --make-rshared dir
mount --make-rslave dir
mount --make-rprivate dir
mount --make-runbindable dir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .
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just run the search and each result should come with a small summary on the bottom. the summary should clarify whether its the main download
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This is the message that I keep getting when i try to open my external. $LogFile indicates unclean shutdown (0, 0) Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1 ': Operation not supported Mount is denied because NTFS is marked to be in use. Choose one action: Choice 1: If you have Windows then disconnect the external devices by clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar then shutdown Windows cleanly. Choice 2: If you don't have Windows then you can use the 'force' option for you own responsibility. For example type on the command line: mount -t ntfs3-g /dev/sdb1 /media/Maxtor 160GB -o force Or add the option to the relevant row in the /etc/fstab file: /dev/sdb1 /media/Maxtor 160GB ntfs-3g defaults,force0 0
    
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Ok, well apparently your device isn't named sdb1 in the directory /dev (the device isn't /dev/sdb1). Where did you get that number, btw, the sdb1?

Also, I think all flags should be BEFORE the operand (/dev/sdb1 and "Maxtor 160GB" would be your operands).
post #19 of 32
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This is the only OS installed on this hard drive if that helps. My hard drive shows up as Maxtor 160GB on any and all windows computers it get's connected to if that helps. I feel like a helpless Infant lmao. Im not used to this feeling.
    
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I got to get to bed for now though before my head explodes. I'll try more tomorrow.
    
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