Okay, so I'm trying to do something similar, but getting nowhere.
I'm working on a dual-boot desktop PC, and trying to mount an NTFS partition within RedHat 9.0. When I issue the command:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
I get the error:
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
Now, I'm about as newbie as it gets when it comes to Linux/Unix, but I did think to check:
My NTFS partition is, in fact, /dev/hda1 (according to /sbin/fdisk -l).
The directory /mnt/ntfs does exist.
I'm logged into the current shell as root.
The man pages for the mount command list ntfs as an available file system.
(I know, the error's rather straightforward, but you never know....)
My kernel is version 2.4.20-8. Do I need to upgrade/downgrade/recompile my kernel? I couldn't find any reference to issues mounting ntfs partitions in the errata for my kernel.