I used to be able to mount a NTFS formatted drive (read only) on my Ubuntu Linux (9.04) Sheevaplug. I was chasing the impossible dream of being able to mount it for both read and write and somehow messed up my computer system. Now I can't even get it mounted read only:

root@debian:~# modprobe fuse
FATAL: Module fuse not found.
root@debian:~# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/drobo/
FATAL: Module fuse not found.
fuse: device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first

How can I get it working again? I'm new to Linux.


FUSE is required by the ntfs-3g driver, and should be in the repositories.

To revert to the kernel ntfs driver, use mount -t ntfs or remove the ntfs-3g package entirely.

  • That doesn't work, because the kernel ntfs driver is not working. Doing that gets the same error message as above. – Heather MacDowell Sep 27 '11 at 15:49

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