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Old 05-08-2008, 04:38 AM   #1
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how to get NTFS installed in fedora 6

i am working in fedora core 6. few days ago i bought a portable hard disk which works through NTFS. so it is not mounting in my system as my system does not support NTFS. how can i make my system NTFS compatible. please help.
Old 05-08-2008, 05:25 AM   #2
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FC6 uses a thing called "ntfs-3g" rather than the ntfs module.

Note: FC6 is legacy - it will be difficult to get additional software for it. You need to install a more recent OS. In five days, f9 is out.
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To get read/write access on NTFS filesystems you need the following packages: yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs I don't know if you can still get updates through yum for Fedora Core 6. You can try as root: yum install yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g ntfsprogs ntfsprogs-gnomevfs If it doesn't work download the above packages from and install them with rpm -hiv ntfs*.rpm fuse*.rpm as root again. Then check this guide It's about Fedora 8 but I believe you'll be ok.
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Better solution: Put all shared data on ext3 and access it form Windows using something like the ext2fsd driver.
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Reformatting the external drive to something with decent free software support is a good idea - however, what kind of device is this? Many NAS devices use ntfs and some onboard things which don't like changes...


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