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Old 04-30-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
ajeetraina
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How to Mount NTFS ??


I have dual boot system(Win Xp and Linux) and all I know how t mount vfat windows filesystem when running Linux.But this time the Windows partition is NTFS. How can I make the command successfully running as:

#mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2

But the cmd #mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2
doesnt seem to work.

Pls Help

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hey,

You need to install ntfs kernel support rpm which gives support to access the ntfs partition.

go thru the link and download the rpm. Then you can access the partition

http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php
 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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I don't see which Linux distribution you're using; you should specify that because it's essential - in some distributions this problem might have different "easy" solutions than in others. For example installing an rpm package to fix it works only for those distributions that the rpm is aimed at - and not at all in Debian, for example.

If there is NTFS support (either read-only, like 'ntfs', or read-write, like ntfs-3g or something) built into the kernel, then you don't need to specify the filesystem with -t; a simple
Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/win2
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2
ought to work. The mkdir command ensures that the directory exists; make sure that hda1 is the partition you want to mount - some (newer) distributions nowadays call the first partition of the primary harddisk sda1 and not hda1 even if it was IDE-connected disk.

If it doesn't work, tell what error it gives. No error message means the command did work; if it didn't, then you should get error(s) that might help in solving the problem.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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I have dual boot system(Win Xp and Linux) and all I know how t mount vfat windows filesystem when running Linux.But this time the Windows partition is NTFS. How can I make the command successfully running as:

#mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2

But the cmd #mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2
doesnt seem to work.

Pls Help
Hi ajeetraina:

Check if you have installed the ntfs-3g driver on your linux box
http://linux.die.net/man/8/mount.ntfs-3g

Its a very helpfully tool that can help you to mount your NTFS partition
 
  


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