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Old 09-16-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Accessing NTFS in RedHat


I recently started my 'Linux experience' by installing SuSE 8.1. I was pleased to find that, despite reading various articles to the contrary, that I could mount and access my NTFS partitions.

I have now switched to RedHat 9.0 (as it seems to be the more popular distribution and OpenOffice.org didn't work properly in SuSE for some reason). However, I cannot mount my NTFS partitions.

Why is this? Surely if I can access NTFS using SuSE I should be able to do so with RedHat?

Thanks in anticipation.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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( Red Hat currently doesnt include a NTFS driver because of uncertainties surrounding the legal status of the driver)

So - to READ a NTFS partition from Red Hat, you can either:
  • Download and install an RPM or
  • Compile your kernel

Your best just getting the relevant RPM - Check out this site for an RPM

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hi

type in the following cmd mount /dev/hd? -t ntfs /mnt/hdd under RH u have to mount this youself and itś not done automatically. U may also put an entry into your /etc/fstab so when u boot up it will doit automatically put this into the file: /dev/hd? /mnt/hdd auto defaults 0 0

REMEMBER that hd? represents the drive u want to mount it maybe hdb, hdc, sda, etc Iḿ not sure what your current HW config is .

Chow
 
Old 09-16-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Skyline - thanks, I'll try that later/tomorrow. Being a complete beginner I have no idea how to go about compiling a kernel, so the RPM sounds like the best option. By the way, I have a choice of processor architecture for the RPM - i386, i496, athlon etc. I have an Athlon processor but I'm sure it mentions i686 at Linux startup. Which RPM should I use?

aqoliveira - I did try that, thanks, however it turns out that RedHat is one of few distributions that does not include NTFS support by default (see the information at the link supplied by Skyline).

Thanks again
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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Which RPM should I download, please?

'i686' or 'athlon'?

(I definately have an Athlon processor, but Linux declares i686 at startup!)

Thanks.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:07 PM   #6
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I would go for the i686

chow
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:27 PM   #7
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See http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/in...hat.html#inst1

Scroll down a bit and it gives you instructions there to figure out which you will need.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 08:45 PM   #8
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and with mandrake

I was able to mount my ntfs partition using Mandrake Linux.

mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

However, I am only able to mount the file system read only. Has anyone been able to mount ntfs with write permissions?
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:09 PM   #9
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Writing to NTFS is still experimental and not recommended. If you want to share data between windows and linux it is best to use a FAT32 partition.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 07:02 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone - I'll give that a go after work!
 
  


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