I have two problems with lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by makeroxp, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011

    Don't mount NTFS external disk... any solution? .. i try with two diferents disk and any mount the volume...


    Parallels error, don't work...

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    It's a developer beta, there are bound to be many bugs. Report them and go and find more.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Ok, i know that...

    But i only want to know if anyone have the same problem with ntfs disks ...

  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    NTFS works for me without any problems. I couldn't get a manual read/write NTFS mount to work in read-write mode, only in read-only.

    After you have plugged in the external drive, go to Disk Utility and check to see if its just that the NTFS partition has failed to mount. If you can see it, you might be able to just right click > mount "name"

    Check Applications > Utilities > Console for kernel messages and errors etc.


    try this in terminal:

    First, find the device in /dev (will probably be something like /dev/disk2s1 etc). In terminal, you might want to try typing ls -l /dev/disk* or ls -l /dev/disk1* or ls -l /dev/disk2* to help you locate it. When you think you have found it.... type

    sudo su -
    [enter password]
    mkdir -p /Volumes/ntfstest
    /sbin/mount_ntfs /dev/disk2s1 /Volumes/ntfstest (substitute /dev/disk2s1 with your device you found above)

    and see what happens. check for messages in console again.

    If it mounts, it should should be able to access it and eject it thru Finder, if not just type:
    umount /Volumes/ntfstest

    Then report to Apple.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Thanks for all.

    Finally i reinstall lion without update and work fine.

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