External Hard Drive Issues with Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nopareil, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. nopareil macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    I just installed Lion, and suddenly, none of my external hard drives will mount anymore.

    Instead, I get this message:

    NTFS-3G could not mount /dev/disk1s1 at Volumes/MyBook because the following problem occured:

    /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) requested architecture/executable not found; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8)
    the MacFUSE file system is not available (71)

    Has anyone run into this error and successfully fixed it? I have a lot of files on my hard drives - restoring the drives and losing everything is not an option. Can anyone give me some advice?
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    It looks like you don't have a compatible 64-bit version of NTFS-3G's kext. Check for a Lion 10.7 update.

    Lion uses the 64-bit kernel. Kernel extensions must also be 64-bit.

    Of course, the problem could be unrelated, but the error report suggests it could be a 32/64bit mode issue.

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