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Old 09-03-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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how do i mount a ntfs file system with fedora core 1 redhat linux

Im new and only been using linux for 2 days. Im running Fedora Core1 redhat 10. I hate windows but all my stuff is still on my other partion. How do i mount my NTFS partition. Remember im new so i need you to walk me threw slowly. Thanks
Old 09-03-2004, 05:42 AM   #2
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Run the command
mkdir /media; mount /dev/hda1 /media/ -t ntfs
The first part (before the semicolon) creates a directory called /media if it doesn't exist. The second part mounts /dev/hda1 onto that directory.

/dev/hda1 corresponds to the first partition on the primary master IDE or ATAPI hard-disk. This is usually where you can find Windows installed but it's just a guess. You may need to try other devices.

cat /proc/partitions
will list all the partitions you have mounted.

The basic format for a device name is:
hd for IDE/ATAPI disks, or sd for SCSI disks, followed by
a letter corresponding to the disk (IDE: a for the primary master, b for the primary slave, c for the secondary master or d for the secondary slave. If you only have one hard disk then it'll probably be a)
a number corresponding to the partition number on the disk (IDE: this usually skips over the numbers 2, 3 and 4)

You can also list the partitions on your disk using
fdisk /dev/hda
I know that's rather bitty but I hope it helps,

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Old 09-03-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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Is it simple like that?!

If I mount the Windows NTFS partition using the command mentioned above, than I can read and write files from the partition?! Simple like that?!

Old 09-03-2004, 10:01 AM   #4
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You can read files on an NTFS filesystem if it's mounted. You'll find it in /media/
You can also write to the filesystem if you've got write support configured into the kernel. But please note that write support is experimental; you could theoretically damage files on the filesystem if you're unlucky; I've never heard of that happening though.
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FC does not install NTFS (i.e. read only) support.

Redhat uses the /mnt directory for removable media. In the /mnt directory you will find directories for cdrom and floppy. These are used as mount points. SuSE uses /media instead of /mnt.
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When i do what you say about how to mount my NTFS partition it gives me this message.
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
what should i do?
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You need to load the NTFS module so as to hook into reading NTFS. I forget the command, it's something like /proc NTFS and if you have the module it will be loaded. Someone else needs to help with the correct command.
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modprobe ntfs


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