external hard drive help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by krn, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. krn macrumors newbie

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    i am a new mac user and i need help on my new macbook pro. I am trying to write to my WD harddrive (ntfs)....so i downloaded ntfs-3g and installed it. After the installing and rebooting, i keep on gettting an error stating that

    :NTFS-3G could not mount because the following problem occurred: /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error: check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8). the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)

    I reinstalled ntfs-3g a couple of times and i get the same message. I also trying to do a chkdsk of the external drive under windows and still get the same thing when i try to mount it in snow leopard.

    Please help! thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I believe it's a 64-bit issue. Are you booted in 64-bit mode?
     
  3. krn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i am...does ntfs not work in 64 bit mode?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are issues with NTFS-3G and 64-bit. Boot in the 32-bit kernel and you'll be fine.
     
  5. krn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are there any other programs that will allow me to do this instead of me booting in 32 bit?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Tuxera NTFS for Mac is supposed to work in 64-bit mode. Be aware that some have reported problems when using Tuxera, even in 32-bit mode, but I don't know if such problems relate to 64-bit, as well. Use MRoogle to search the forum for threads related to Tuxera.
     

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