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Old 01-24-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Problem in mounting windows partition in linux fedora core 4


I am using dual booting system - windows server 2003 and Linux fedora 4. I want to mount windows partition in Linux plateform. I wrote the command :-

# fdisk -l --To see the partition table

it shows
/dev/hda1 * 1 41725 HPFS/NTFS

# mkdir /mnt/windows
# chmod /mnt/windows
# mount -oro -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

but this command gives me error that file system 'ntfs' not found. I hv given ntfs in capitals also but error was same. tell me how can I access windows files on Linux
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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but this command gives me error that file system 'ntfs' not found. I hv given ntfs in capitals also but error was same. tell me how can I access windows files on Linux
True. You're probably doing nothing wrong (it is not written in capitals, it's correct when written as 'ntfs'); it's just that the Fedora stock kernel, at least at the moment, does not include ntfs read support. You'll have to either find a kernel that has it built in/as a module, or recompile the kernel yourself to add ntfs support. Another option is something like Captive or Fuse (if I remember correctly) which work on i386 (not on 64-bit I suppose), and provide ntfs read+write support; the problem is just that their write support is bad (most of writing/deleting will fail) so I wouldn't count on them. Better just recompile the kernel, if Fedora doesn't provide a stock one with ntfs support built in.

I was also surprised to see that Fedora does not ship with ntfs support, because many other big distributions do.
 
  


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