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I have just installed Debian and I need to access the windows partitions.
I installed "ntfsprogs" and its dependencies, but it still doesn't recognize NTFS, therefore I have no mount options. Do I need to recompile the kernel??? If so, how? Debian includes the Synaptic Package Manager, would simply reinstalling the kernel be enough????
If I'm wrong, then How do I enable NTFS Support in Debian???
AFAIK you should be able to mount an ntfs partition even without ntfsprogs.
See if ntfs support is in the kernel: gunzip < /proc/config.gz |grep NTFS
or: grep NTFS /usr/src/linux/.config
or: grep NTFS /boot/config-some_version
If it says CONFIG_NTFS_FS=m it's a module and can be loaded with: modprobe ntfs
for a more permanent loading use modconf.
How are you trying to mount anyway?
I haven't tried to mount anything yet, cause I can't find any NTFS support installed in the kernel to begin with :S, just tried to look for support using grep and still can't find it. As far as I have figured out I dont have support for NTFS installed in the kernel. I used cat /proc/filesystems and it lists all the fs supported and NTFS isn't on there :S
Originally posted by XSquire What happens if I re-install my kernel using synaptic??? Do I screw it up??
Did you try modprobe ntfs? If it comes back with module not found your kernel lacks ntfs support. Then (and only then) you will have to get a new kernel. Either build it yourself or use the pre-built kernel images that are available through apt (or synaptic). As far as I know all pre-built kernels come with the ntfs module.