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Old 07-17-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
Mordeth_0
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Unhappy Mount windows xp (ntfs) in linux


greetings all

I'm currently dual booting win xp pro and fc2 installed on the same hard drive. I would like to mount my windows xp partition (which is using ntfs) in fc2. I have looked arround and found the following tutorial http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/instructions.html I then went to http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/fedora2.html and tried to download the proper rpm, to my dismay it was not there, my proc is not supported. currently I have done the following steps.

[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang)
[root@localhost root]# uname -r
2.6.6-1.435.2.3
[root@localhost root]# rpm -q --queryformat "%{ARCH}\n" kernel
x86_64
x86_64
[root@localhost root]#

what am i to do?! is it hopeless or is it possible for it to still work? any help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 07-17-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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i don't know about fedora core rpm, but ntfs support is already in the kernel source. so if you have the kernel source, you can compile ntfs read-only support.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
Jose Muņiz
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Well my fedora core (when I used it) used to have NTFS support included.

Try issuing the following command:

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mount -t ntfs /dev/{name of windows partition, eg hda1} /mnt/windows (Provided that directory exists)
 
Old 07-17-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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I tried
[root@localhost rhn]# mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /winxp
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

[root@localhost rhn]# /sbin/modprobe ntfs
FATAL: Error inserting ntfs (/lib/modules/2.6.6-1.435.2.3/kernel/fs/ntfs/ntfs.ko): Invalid module format

[root@localhost rhn]# cat /proc/filesystems
nodev sysfs
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev usbfs
nodev usbdevfs
nodev futexfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev pipefs
nodev eventpollfs
nodev devpts
ext2
nodev ramfs
nodev hugetlbfs
iso9660
nodev mqueue
ext3
nodev rpc_pipefs
nodev autofs
[root@localhost rhn]#

now, correct me if I'm wrong but according to this I don't think have ntfs support.
I even look under K-menue --> System Tools --> Disk Management and
K-menue --> System Tools --> Info Center and click on the partitions section I see no mention of a ntfs file system.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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what i would do is just build another kernel with support for ntfs in it

theres lots of how-to kernel compiling guides out there
http://www.tldp.org ( or a search here will return about 623465 hits)

and we would be happy to help you out
 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:07 PM   #6
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yeah, it looks as if the kernel you're running doesn't have ntfs support. the kernel source for the same kernel you're running should be on the cd's.

Last edited by rgiggs; 07-17-2004 at 05:09 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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excelent thanks for all of your help. I was hoping I would not have to recompile my kernel yet concidering I have only been using linux for about a 6 weeks. I will post again if I need help.

thanks again.
 
  


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