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Old 10-19-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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NTFS file system support


My linux is redhat9 . Before install it , i had a ntfs partision on my hard disk whith my backup files. I try to mount it in linux and the answer is that ntfs file format is not supported by kernel. what i have to do to see my files ?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

You can see in red there is a notice for RedHat users.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:38 PM   #3
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ain't it possible to compile a kernel (i prefer 2.4.22) with ntfs support?!

good luck!
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:40 PM   #4
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Very strange that RH9 wouldn't have ntfs support already in the kernel. How did you try to mount the partition?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 03:43 PM   #5
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"About RedHat

Due to the uncertain legal status of using the NTFS driver, RedHat have chosen to leave the driver out of their kernels.

To read an NTFS partition, you can either install the RPM below, or Compile your own kernel. "

This is the same kinda thing with the MP3 support, RedHat doesn't want itself getting into any trouble down the road. The site I listed above has an RPM to add NTFS support, which seems easier than recompiling the kernel, in my opinion. Whichever one suits you, I guess.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 09:00 PM   #6
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Wow, Red Hat has really gotten this lame? I don't want to start a rant here, but after reading about this whole RH/Fedora thing, I'm about ready to start a boycott. Zotker, there are a lot of lesser supported (read: commercial) distros out there, and I would encourage you to try them, like them, and become familiar with them before RH becomes the MS of Linux Land.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by fragglehorn
I don't want to start a rant here
and yet, you just did.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:17 AM   #8
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Alot of kernels(like the problem i had) didnt have NTFS module Support. Recompiling/upgrading the kernel was the only option. Just be sure not to enable "write" or you will end up with some nasty problems.
 
  


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