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Old 09-23-2003, 11:38 PM   #1
Tayl
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Sharing NTFS stuff?


I installed Slack 9 and have Gnome running, and after I got everything working, I downloaded both giFT and a DC++ client to set up my filesharing. I went to add my NTFS drives(which I have mounted under /mnt/windows1 and /mnt/windows2), which contains all of my Shared stuff. But when I try to use them, they both give me errors.

Basically, my question is whether I can share files from my mounted NTFS drives. I know that the drives are read-only, but I thought I would be able to read from the drives and share those files, but...is it just a program specific thing, or are you not able to share stuff from those mounted drives?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:24 AM   #2
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I'm using RHL9, but I think it applies to all linux, the fact being that linux does not support NTFS file systems YET. If you have your files in a FAT file system it's all good though.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 01:13 AM   #3
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Crap. That is sorta what I thought. Oh, well. I'll just find another solution. Changing over to FAT isn't an option right now. Thanks!
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:05 AM   #4
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WRONG! linux does support NTFS it just needs compiling in at kernel level, then mounting it with mount -t ntfs /path.to.filesystem /dir.to.mount/filesystem
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:01 AM   #5
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Try using the search feature on this site next time, this subject has been covered in the past.

adding kernel support for NTFS is easy by the way, go forth and find documents on tldp.org and google.com/linux
 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:49 PM   #6
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I'm using RHL9, but I think it applies to all linux, the fact being that linux does not support NTFS file systems YET. If you have your files in a FAT file system it's all good though.
Actually, many Linux distributions support NTFS out of the box - the key is to only Read NTFS and not try to write to it. - For legal reasons Red Hat has chose not to include either of the NTFS drivers.
 
Old 09-24-2003, 09:47 PM   #7
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That would explain it, when I went in to RHL's site it said it "doesn't support" ntfs yet. Just a matter of miscommunication.
 
  


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