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Old 12-31-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs' when trying to mount windows drive...


I get this error when I try to mount my Windows XP drive:

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# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'
Here is my /etc/fstab:

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/fstab,v 1.14 2003/10/13 20:03:38 azarah Exp $
#
# noatime turns off atimes for increased performance (atimes normally aren't
# needed; notail increases performance of ReiserFS (at the expense of storage
# efficiency).  It's safe to drop the noatime options if you want and to
# switch between notail and tail freely.

# <fs>                  <mountpoint>    <type>          <opts>                  <dump/pass>

# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
/dev/hdb2               /boot           ext2            deafaults,noatime               1 2
/dev/hdb3               /               reiserfs                noatime                 0 1
/dev/hdb5               none            swap            sw                      0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0      /mnt/cdrom      auto            noauto,user             0 0
/dev/hda1               /mnt/win        auto            ro,user                 1 0
#/dev/fd0               /mnt/floppy     auto            noauto                  0 0

# NOTE: The next line is critical for boot!
none                    /proc           proc            defaults                0 0

# glibc 2.2 and above expects tmpfs to be mounted at /dev/shm for
# POSIX shared memory (shm_open, shm_unlink).
# (tmpfs is a dynamically expandable/shrinkable ramdisk, and will
#  use almost no memory if not populated with files)
# Adding the following line to /etc/fstab should take care of this:

none                    /dev/shm        tmpfs           nodev,nosuid,noexec             0 0
I am running gentoo linux.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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for ntfs u need to have that support
either compile ur kernel for that support
or visit
linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net

regards
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Originally posted by masand
for ntfs u need to have that support
either compile ur kernel for that support
or visit
linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net

regards
ok, I figured out it wasn't in my kernel. Can I just add it as built in and do a make modules && make modules_install or do I have to recompile the whole kernel?

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Old 12-31-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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Originally posted by DiZASTiX
ok, I figured out it wasn't in my kernel. Can I just add it as built in and do a make modules && make modules_install or do I have to recompile the whole kernel?
i have mentioned it quite clearly in my post
either comple ur kernel or
visit that site
linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net

regards
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:36 PM   #5
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Ok, following this page I rebuilt the kernel with ntfs support. I then looked in /proc/filesystems but ntfs was not listed (I included it in the kernel, not as a module). I still get the same error when trying to mount (mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs')...did I do something wrong?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:49 PM   #6
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did u rebult ur kernel or got urself a prebuilt .obj file from the site??
and i f u built ur kernel are u sure u built it correctly

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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Originally posted by masand
did u rebult ur kernel or got urself a prebuilt .obj file from the site??
and i f u built ur kernel are u sure u built it correctly

regards
I rebuilt it myself. I am using kernel 2.6.9:

- cd /usr/src/linux
- make menuconfig (include ntfs support)
- make && make modules_install
- cp bzImage to /boot
- reboot

EDIT: I added it as a module instead of built in, did make modules && modules_install, loaded the module and it works! Thanks.

Last edited by DiZASTiX; 01-02-2005 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 02:49 AM   #8
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or just use livna on FC

Just incase a fellow Fedora user reads this....

If you're using Fedora just use the yum livna repository rpm.livna.org

yum install kmod-ntfs
 
Old 12-18-2006, 03:31 AM   #9
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New to linux (mostly)... gotta love yum!

I'm assuming I'll need to reboot?

Also, did it download the kernel source? ("Dependency Installed: kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.18-1.2849.fc6" looks like it did)

Thanx
 
Old 03-17-2008, 09:34 AM   #10
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Can't mount a cdrw in Centos 5.1

Moved to new thread.

Last edited by nadsab; 03-17-2008 at 09:37 AM. Reason: Posted in wrong spot - moved post
 
Old 03-17-2008, 09:44 AM   #11
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The /etc/fstab file isn't a bash script. It is a table of devices, mount points, filesystems and options.
Look at "man fstab".

Does the "disc" already have data on it? It needs a filesystem before it can be mounted.

If the cdrom drive is /dev/sr0 and you have a mount point /mnt/cdrom available, this command will mount the disc's filesystem:
sudo mount -t iso9660 /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom -o ro,unhide

The most recent distros use hal & udev that automatically create a device node and a mount point after you insert a disc. Then you get a popup on what you want to do.

If it is a blank disc, then you need to burn it using a program, such as K3b.

If it is an audio disc, you can't mount it because it doesn't have a filesystem.
 
Old 03-17-2008, 10:00 AM   #12
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Hi jschiwal thanks (and Sorry) I posted in the wrong place, I moved my question to here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...os-5.1-628666/
and am answering your question there right now...
 
Old 09-28-2008, 08:29 PM   #13
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hii...

I'm using 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6

I used the following code:

[root@localhost ~]# mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs

it showed:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

as I have found out from forums that I need to install some kernel driver.

please anyone help me to find out the right kernel driver.I'm not geting it anywhere.
Please post the link from where to download.
 
  


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