View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2008
Location: Calcutta, India
Distribution: redhat
Posts: 35

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile mount ntfs partitions.

I have redhatlinux9 and windows-xp.pls suggest how I mount ntfs partition from linux.I already mount a vfat partition from linux,
but I need to mount ntfs partitions.

Old 03-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 657Reputation: 657Reputation: 657Reputation: 657Reputation: 657Reputation: 657
I don't know if redhat 9 had a mature NTFS kernel module, or a fuse module & ntfs-3g package. You may need to upgrade to a modern Red Hat or Fedora distro. You are running a version that is terribly obsolete and no longer supported with security updates.

To read & write to an NFTS filesystem, using a modern Linux distro, you would install the ntfs-3g package, the ntfsprogs package, and then use the filetype ntfs-3g in /etc/fstab or your mount command.

Here are the options I am using for my Vista partition listed by the mount command.
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/vista type ntfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,fmask=117,dmask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000)

Your UID & GID will be different. You can use your username and group name instead of a number.
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/vista/ -o rw,user,fmask=117,dmask=007,uid=jschiwal,gid=jschiwal
The in-kernel ntfs module may be mature enough to write. I don't know however. Until recently, you could only write to a file upto it's current size. But for your version, it certainly isn't mature enough to write. I don't even know if an ntfs driver exists back then.
Old 03-16-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 17
Post check

Ello dipanjan,

First you have make sure that the specific NTFS modules were installed in your kernel. I am not sure whether it would be installed by default. Go to your kernel source n give make menuconfig (Text based color menus, radiolists & dialogs.), go to the file system menu and check out if NTFS option is enabled, if its enabled just exit without savin. if its not enabled enable it n recompile your kernel.

then go through this link

hope my help was useful.

hope this link will also be helpful.
Old 03-16-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Chennai, India
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 17

before i submitted my reply seems you hav got a better reply, i dont think my suggesion would be applicable for older versions of kernel.
Old 03-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #5
LQ 5k Club
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian "Jessie"
Posts: 6,057

Rep: Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377Reputation: 377

The above posters are saying that your version of linux is too OLD.
Red Hat 9 = 2003 No?

It's like you saying "I have windows 3.0 (from 1983?) How do I make it recognise my iPod?"

It's time for an upgrade - you will like the improvements linux has made in the last 6 years !


general, linux

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can't mount ntfs partitions crash_override_me Linux - General 4 05-25-2008 03:03 AM
I can't mount ntfs partitions with the latest ntfs-3g version BK2 Linux - Software 1 02-01-2008 07:08 PM
unable to mount ntfs partitions sundoe Linux - Desktop 3 01-26-2008 05:06 AM
how t mount my ntfs partitions ??? BReal Fedora 5 04-19-2005 02:42 PM
mount NTFS partitions heinrich Linux - Software 3 08-11-2003 03:27 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration