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Old 12-02-2002, 05:57 PM   #1
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Mounting a ntfs drive?


Hi
when i try to mount an ntfs drive i get an error
"fs type ntfs not supported by Kernel "

I have suse linux 8.1 if that makes any difference.

So can anyone tell me what i have to do now please?
 
Old 12-02-2002, 06:12 PM   #2
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Try this..

cat /proc/filesystems

i type this in, in the ROOT directory - it will display a load of info...if NTFS is shown...NTFS is supported and it's the command is wrong........i use RH 8.0; but maybe, to some extent this link will be of use..but unfortunately it is RedHat..never used SUSE...
Does SUSE support NTFS as a default?


http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

 
Old 12-03-2002, 12:36 AM   #3
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Try doing "modprobe ntfs" first.
 
Old 12-03-2002, 06:21 AM   #4
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Right modprobe ntfs came back with nothing no errors just nothing!
cat proc/filesystems did bring up a list which DID include ntfs !

so that means the kernell does support ntfs ?

ah! thankyou it was my mount command that was wrong!

the error message was strange though wasnt it?

thanks again
 
Old 12-03-2002, 06:46 AM   #5
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I think you'll find that the problem was the ntfs module wasn't loaded, modprobe only reports back when something goes wrong ( including an error message if a module is already loaded), to verify that this is the case unmount your ntfs partition unload the ntfs module with "rmmod ntfs" and try to mount it again.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 07:50 PM   #6
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NTFS doesn't even come pre-loaded as a module in the kernel, you need to either load it as a module, or just make it a built in option(my favorite)

you need to reconfigure your kernel, and recompile it. Until then, you will be able to mount your NTFS partition.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 08:05 PM   #7
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Thats just redhat who leave out support for ntfs (even as a module) almost all of the other distro's include it as a module.
 
Old 12-06-2002, 08:55 PM   #8
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it's not about the distro. Download the kernel from kernel.org, like I always do. I never use distro kernels, they always have problems with my hardware.

The fresh kernel from kernel.org doesn't come with NTFS loaded as a module.
And I know because I just installed it on a computer with winXP in it and it had the NTFS partition. Downloaded the newest kernel, looked and had to click on NTFS...it wasn't enabled at all by default.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 02:02 PM   #9
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Suse 8.1 can read/Write to it with np. Just though some may liek to know.
 
Old 12-07-2002, 02:19 PM   #10
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yeah..but that's because of the tweaked kernel of that distro. The vanilla kernel, doesn't come with it as default.
 
Old 12-10-2002, 04:56 PM   #11
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read only
 
Old 12-10-2002, 10:35 PM   #12
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Old 12-11-2002, 01:32 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by gonus
Suse 8.1 can read/Write to it with np. Just though some may liek to know.
To NTFS? I would think this to be a bad move...

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