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Old 05-28-2007, 02:15 AM   #1
Winanjaya
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How Read and Write NTFS


Dear All,

I have external harddrive in NTFS format, how to read / write from FC6?

pls help

thanks a lot in advance

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Winanjaya
 
Old 05-28-2007, 02:28 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Winanjaya
Dear All,

I have external harddrive in NTFS format, how to read / write from FC6?

pls help

thanks a lot in advance

Regards
Winanjaya
The first thing I'd check is the package manager/installer, to see if theres something that says about NTFS support, if there is, is it installed ?, if not, install it.

Plus, how does the external hdd connect to the main box ? If it's ethernet, is it configured so that your system knows its IP address or is it USB ? then maybe if the NTFS support package(s) are installed then is it connected properly and is the system "seeing it" ?

That'd probably be how I'd start (oh and maybe theres something for NTFS USB support).

regards

John

p.s. Sorry if thats a bit vague, but I don't have anything that needs NTFS support and I don't run/use anything from Redhat/Fedora
 
Old 05-28-2007, 02:41 AM   #3
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Reading from NTFS isn't really much of a problem. Just mount the drive
Code:
# mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/drv
That is, if you have ntfs filesystem support in your kernel.

Writing on it is a bit more complicated. I suggest you to look into the NTFS-3G project, since linux's own ntfs write support is still experimental. The project should be pretty well self-documented.

Let us know how it went.

edit: bigjohn is right, you also need usb and sata support in your kernel.
 
Old 06-06-2007, 05:58 PM   #4
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Fedora 7 has ntfs-3g by default, otherwise
Code:
yum install ntfs-3g
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/drv
@kummiliim: ntfs-3g is not experimental but stable for half a year: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/releases.html

Last edited by igu; 06-06-2007 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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@kummiliim: ntfs-3g is not experimental but stable for half a year: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/releases.html
Yup, I said the NTFS support built into the current Linux kernel is still experimental. That's why I suggested ntfs-3g.
 
  


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