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Old 06-30-2008, 05:08 AM   #1
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Mounting Windows drive in linux


Hi,

I am trying to mount windows drive from linux (Fedora 6). The steps I am following are:

fdisk -l

mount <windows drive> /mnt

but I am getting an error called unknown file system.

I have tried this also

mount -t ntfs <windows drive> /mnt

but still getting the same error.

Any idea how to achive this....what extra module/RPM's (driver modules) I need to install.

Thanks,
sir_com
 
Old 06-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #2
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I'd strongly suggest that you upgrade to Fedora 9. F6 is very old, probably not supported anymore.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 06:16 AM   #3
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FC6 will not support mounting of ntfs drives by default. You will need to install ntfs-3g tool. Or either upgrade to a newer distribution.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 06:20 AM   #4
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EDITED OUT: Late, and problem is already solved.

Last edited by Maligree; 06-30-2008 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
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Yeah FC6 is too old. I don't remember but FC7 did not mount NTFS by default I guess.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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Thanks for all your responses. is ntfs-3g a graphical tool that I need to download and install in my linux box.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:34 AM   #7
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Yeah you will need to download the tool from www.ntfs-3g.org.
Its not a graphical tool though. You can install it from yum or apt or any other package manager that your distro may have.
Once it is installed you can man for it and go through the information on how to use it.
 
Old 06-30-2008, 08:43 AM   #8
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Thank you all for your suggestions.

I will try this and will come back with my feedback.

Thanks Friends...............
 
Old 07-02-2008, 06:03 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sir_com View Post
Hi,

I am trying to mount windows drive from linux (Fedora 6). The steps I am following are:

fdisk -l

mount <windows drive> /mnt

but I am getting an error called unknown file system.

I have tried this also

mount -t ntfs <windows drive> /mnt

but still getting the same error.

Any idea how to achive this....what extra module/RPM's (driver modules) I need to install.

Thanks,
sir_com

I think you're supposed to put -t ntfs after the drive name. Try it.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 08:08 AM   #10
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I think you're supposed to put -t ntfs after the drive name. Try it.
Yes. He has tried that option. But because the distro version is too old that does not seems to be supported by default.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #11
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ntfs-3g depends on fuse, so you will need to install that as well.

http://fuse.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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