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I know this is probably a real newbie question, but alas, I am a linux newb. I am having trouble mounting my 160gb ntfs hard drive. I used the command
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb /mnt/160GBMaxtor
and i got this...
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
now I can understand this, but in the man 8 mount pages it clearly lists the supported types and ntfs is listed. I really need to mount this (and another 40gb ntfs drive) badly, and I misunderstanding something? Thanks.
Yes, NTFS is supported by mount, but it's not supported by your kernel. When a kernel is compiled, you choose which filesystems you want it to be able to use. Since NTFS support is still "experimental", it's not normally added to a standard kernel. If you are running RedHat, there is a module you can install to add NTFS support to your kernel. I don't know where to get it off the top of my head. Either search here or on Google. As for other distros, I don't know if you can add in support without compiling your own kernel.
Be VERY carefull with NTFS under linux. It is supported under linux, but I STRONGLY suggest you only provide read access to it. DO NOT try to mount it in read/write mode: you will most likely trash the hadr drive. Writing support for NTFS is very experimental at the best right now and should not be attempted. Even read access can cause problems from time to time, so be carefull....