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Old 05-11-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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mounting windows partiton


hi all.......
I want to mount windows partiton on linux..i tried using
mount -t ntfs /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows its showing error...can anyone please help me....

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:04 AM   #2
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what is the error ?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:07 AM   #3
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NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sda2' doesn't have a valid NTFS.
Maybe you selected the wrong device? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/hda, not /dev/hda1)? Or the other way around?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:09 AM   #4
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can you double check if it is the right partition ?
check using fdisk -l /dev/sda
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:13 AM   #5
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What distribution are you using? The most probable issue is that your kernel does not have ntfs support built in. You would need ntfs-3g package to be installed to have the ntfs support with your kernel.

yum install ntfs-3g
OR

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g should install it for you.

Then mount it like

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/windows
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #6
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Is sda2 really ntfs? Some are vfat.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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Did any of the solutions work for you? If yes then please tell which so that others with similar issue can get help out of this thread.
 
  


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