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Old 03-13-2016, 04:26 PM
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Struggling with moving to Linux

I'm a long time Windows user with Sage and I'm trying to build a Ubuntu server so I can switch to Linux. I've managed to successfully follow the instructions and build a working server, and it seems to work okay. I've copied my Wiz.bin and the list of my recordings, history, schedule and favorites is now available to the Ubuntu server.

I have a very simple system in Windows, just a server with two hard drives. One for the Windows system and one for the recordings. I am using a 2 Terabyte hard drive to store recordings. It was formatted as NTFS. I tried installing it in my Linux server hoping that it would be able to read my recordings. The Linux machine sees the drive but doesn't read any content.

Are there Linux commands I need to perform in order to get my Linux machine to read the NTFS drive without putting the recordings at risk? I think I read that Linux won't read a drive formatted like this. If that's the case, is it possible to move my recordings from the Windows drive to a different drive formatted using Linux?

Any help from a Linux user would be appreciated. I am a real novice in Linux, so use small words please. :-)

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Old 03-13-2016, 07:28 PM
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I am posting some basic steps, but you can get the bulk of what I did from the following:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Au...temwide_Mounts



Find out your Drive:
sudo fdisk -l

Look for something like this:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 2192 15663103 7830456 b NTFS volume set


Make a directory to mount the drive to
mkdir /media/video

Assuming your hard drive is sda1....
Then edit your fstab file like so:
sudo nano /boot/fstab
Enter this line into your fstab
/dev/sda1 /media/video ntfs rw,auto,user,fmask=0111,dmask=0000
0 0


I hope this helps.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:19 PM
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I'll give this a try. Thanks so much for your help!
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:34 PM
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Very Critical: Do not hesitate to ask questions. Linux takes a little while to get used to, but then it can be very powerful. That said, anytime you're thinking, "I don't know if I should run this command because I don't want to nuke my system," totally ask. I have plenty of stories where I have screwed things up and where friends have... its funny... usually later.


Another link with very similar info is here

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/debian-...s-file-system/

I note that they specifically install what appears to be the most recent ntfs driver using the following command

Quote:
sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

A second option is to get an additional drive, external 2 TB drive and then swap it and your internal. That way, you can get everything mounted and happy, then copy all your files from the NTFS onto the new drive (possibly from another computer if needed. Once you've copied everything over, you can wipe the old drive and add it to your system for additional storage (or use it for backups). I think external 2 TB drives are now fairly cheap ($100).

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
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I forgot to ask, did you use the auto install script or did you run the install by hand? If you used the script did you run into any problems?

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Old 03-15-2016, 05:49 AM
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I was thinking about purchasing a second drive to move the files, but I wanted to exhaust other possibilities first. I figured there would be a way to get Linux to see my drive.

I did use the automated script and it worked well setting up the Sage system. I not sure if it successfully installed OpenDCT if it was supposed to. I got Sage working but the tuners didn't work so I used the manual walk-through to install OpenDCT. After that all was good.

Thanks again for all your help! This community is always so helpful whenever someone needs it!!!
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