Originally Posted by jamil_1
i m still not able to view my ntfs partition.i m a newbie.compiling the ntfs3g driver seems to me very tedios task to me. it took to me almost a month to compile the drivers for the cursed "lucent win modem" can any body plz tell me a solution that is easy for some one not used to commandline interface
You have chosen to use a legacy operating system. This will require extensive use of CLI and programming skills. The reliance on programming will increase until you will be having to actually edit the source code in tarballs you download. Life is tough, get used to it. This situation will only get worse.
way to avoid this is to install a more recent distro.
This problem is common to all legacy operating systems... imagine you wanted to support for windows 3.11? Or MS-DOS 6? This is not restricted to computers - if someone wanted parts for a legacy automobile, they'd probably have to hand-build them.
This is, however, an especial issue in linux. Legacy support is all but non-existent. Ms legacy support is, by comparison, excellent. Still, I think even WinNT4 (certainly win95) will be creaking a bit by now.
You could try googling for RH9 rpms... here's a set from freshmeat:
rpmfind shows the DAG repo *may* have ntfs drivers
... the main project page.
Note: the driver is compiled for 2.4.20-31.9
May work on other kernels, but you ar likely looking at a kernel upgrade as well. If you thought compiling simple modem support was annoying, you should try compiling the whole kernel. However: it seems I must stand corrected about there being no rpm files for RH9.
As it happens, I have the tools here to convert the tarball to an rpm for RH9 for you. If you have the money, I have the solution. Of course, my kernel is 2.4.20-9 ... but I suppose I could produce an rpm to upgrade your kernel as well? Or I could produce a binary module - you'd copy it into your moprobe path and insert into your kernel (and hope it works).
There must be some seriously compelling reason you are stuck with RH9... do tell: I am agog.