Fedora 34 doesn't know ntfs type of fs

I just decided to install 34 so I erased my fedora 33 and installed from scratch. When I type to mount from the mount point my ntfs filesystem, fedora responds by saying ntfs type is not a known filesystem. I am also asked to look at something called systemd-*-generator (or generation). I can’t remember the middle term. Does anyone know what that might mean? Systemd is something I never looked into, all I know is it has to do with links. I hope this is enough, if not I will get into the nitty gritty as much as I can.

OK I will post this, this comes from systemctl status…

× w.mount - /w
Loaded: loaded (/etc/fstab; generated)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Wed 2021-09-08 17:28:02 EDT; 1min 38s ago
Where: /w
What: /dev/sda1
Docs: man:fstab(5)
CPU: 7ms

Sep 08 17:28:03 local mount[531]: mount: /w: unknown filesystem type ‘ntfs’.
Sep 08 17:28:02 local systemd[1]: Mounting /w…
Sep 08 17:28:02 local systemd[1]: w.mount: Mount process exited, code=exited, status=32/n/a
Sep 08 17:28:02 local systemd[1]: w.mount: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
Sep 08 17:28:02 local systemd[1]: Failed to mount /w.

Does this mean anything to anyone?

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sudo dnf install ntfs-3g

seems to be there. And the ntfsprogs I installed too. I will try again.

Maybe it isn’t installed. Dnf for some reason does certainly refuse to install it. ntfs-libs is there maybe not ntfs-3g-devel which I tried to install.

dnf installed all the packages except ntfs-3g, for some reason. I had to type ‘dnf install ntfs-3g.x86_64’ to get it to install ntfs-3g for some reason. never had to do that before.

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Possibly related: 2001755 – Cannot install ntfs-3g on Fedora 34: ntfs-3g-libs is already installed

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I usually install ntfs-3g-devel and ntfsprogs. ntfs-3g is usually already installed. it could very well be that problem. I added the .x86_64 to the package and it installed and then no problem. I did manually remove package like the devel and ntfsprogs, maybe the ntfs-3g-libs too. Is lib a new package? I just started using 34, IDK how much longer 33 will keep being updated.