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Old 04-24-2004, 06:02 PM   #1
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How to mount (and keep mounted) a NTFS secondary drive?


I just installed fedora on my primary drive. My secondary drive is hooked up, but didn't mount. It is a NTFS drive.

How do I get that mounted? All that I want to do is get it mounted. Copy that data that is on it to the primary and then format for linux (ext3?)?

Thanks for you help,

Todd
 
Old 04-25-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
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as long as you are very aware of the issues about NTFS support in linux, just try:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfs

and IF the modules are present it should mount.

to keep it mounted, after format, you'd nee dan entry in /etc/fstab

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/something ext3 defaults 1 1
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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I tried the command

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfs


and got this

mount: mount point /mnt/ntfs does not exist


How do I know the second HD is hdb1?

Thanks for your help,

todd
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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mount: mount point /mnt/ntfs does not exist
You need to create the directory ntfs in the mnt directory or mount to a directory that already exists.

The second hard drive on the first ide slot in linux is hdb and hdb1 is the first partition on the second drive.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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How do I make the directory?
 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:46 AM   #6
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Old 04-25-2004, 10:48 AM   #7
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I figured out how to create the nfts directory, but then realized that my installation of fedora doesn' t have the ntfs support loaded.

I think I am either going to try to figure out how to get fedora to support (just to copy the files over to the primary drive) or just use a Live Cd to copy them over. I think there are some live cds that support ntfs.

Thanks,

todd
 
Old 04-25-2004, 01:17 PM   #8
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Ok - I was able to install support for ntfs (based on the recs of another thread).

Now when I try to mount the drive, I get

mount: /dev/hdb1 is not a valid block device

Does this mean that my second HD is not hdb1?


Todd
 
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well that doesn't quite make sense. hdb would be the second drive (always) but the 1 is the contents... try "fdisk -l" and that will normally list all partitions on all detected ide devices.
 
  


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