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Old 09-15-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
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Angry mounting ntfs partition !


hi

I recently upgraded win 98(FAT32) to win XP (NTFS partition).

I am unable to mount windows from linux.

Is there any other solution to mount ntfs partition. I have lots of files on linux that are to be transferred to windows. I thought of downloading something now in windows and then retrieve it in linux..... but i think thats not possible.


Please helpppppppppp !!!



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Old 09-15-2003, 03:14 PM   #2
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you can read ntfs partitions but you cannot write on them
 
Old 09-15-2003, 03:18 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply


But how do I read an ntfs partition from linux. I have red hat linux 7.2.

Could u also tell me if there is SOME way of transferring files from linux to win XP (ntfs), i have some important files on the linux partition to be moved to windows.


Helppppppppp



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Old 09-15-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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For Red Hat youll need the RPM from

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

Here's a typical fstab line to use - subdtitute in your partition and mount point.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=0222 0 0

For the other way round check out

explore2fs
 
Old 09-15-2003, 03:23 PM   #5
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shaahul

Might be worth a visit to here http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

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Old 09-15-2003, 03:38 PM   #6
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hi

Is there a mount command to mount the ntfs partition on linux.

For eg. I was using mount /dev/hda1 dest_directory to mount win98(fat32). Is there a command similar to this to mount ntfs partition (ntfs) ??????????






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Old 09-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #7
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Yes - for a temporary mount - (susbstitute in you partition and mount point)

mount t ntfs o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
 
Old 09-15-2003, 03:57 PM   #8
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thanks for the reply.

Why does the command have so many parts. Suppose i want to mount win 98 partition, i used to just give

mount /dev/hda1 dest_dir


But the command u have mentioned has so many parts.


It would be better if u could explain what each part stands for in

mount t ntfs o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

so that it would not only be useful to me, but also to any newbie who is looking for a similar thread.



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Old 09-15-2003, 04:06 PM   #9
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You're simply issuing a command to mount a filesystem of type "NTFS" with options "read only" from the partition /dev/hda1 (for example) to the mount point /mnt/windows (for example)
 
Old 09-15-2003, 04:10 PM   #10
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-t ntfs -> the type of the partition is ntfs
-o ro -> readonly (i don't think this is necessary)

the rest i think you know
 
Old 09-16-2003, 02:22 AM   #11
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hi

I read somewhere that reading or writing on to an NTFS partition could be disastrous !!!!


Is that true ???????


I just formatted my hard disk to NTFS and installed win XP. There is some important data on my linux partition which I want to transfer to win XP. Can I just mount the ntfs partition on Red hat linux 7.2 or do i need to install anything more (rpms) ???

Will there be any problems in reading or writing to ntfs from linux ???????



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Old 09-16-2003, 05:06 AM   #12
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I read somewhere that reading or writing on to an NTFS partition could be disastrous !!!!
At present neither of the 2 Linux NTFS drivers enables succesful write support - with the first one there is a real chance of corrupting your filesystem - the second improves a little but is extremely limited to the point of not being viable for day to day use - so in short, you still cant write to NTFS succesfully - you might want to consider a FAT32 partition to be used to share data betwween the OS's

As for reading NTFS, because of legal reasons Red Hat chose to leave out the NTFS drivers - so you'd typically get the RPM as I mentioned before.
 
  


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