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I have installed Fedora Core 2, and am fairly new to Linux.
I am attempting to mount my Windows XP partition (NTFS Volume) in Fedora Core 2, but after typing "cat /proc/filesystems", ntfs does not appear as a filesystem type. I have read that Fedora Core 2 kernel (2.6.5....) has built-in support for ntfs..... well I can't figure it out.
I mount using fstab and specify ntfs, but when I type "mount -a" I get ntfs not supported by kernel.
Oh, on an added note, I downloaded and attempted the install of the following rpm package:
And at first, it reported that the package is already installed??
It is instructions and a download for the Fedora2 RPM to get NTFS to work, as far as I know, NTFS is not supported natively in any RedHat related distro
I have never tried this for Core2 as I am still on Core1 but it worked for RedHad 9 and Core1
Just look the link for Core2 is only on the left side and not in the text like the others.
I have just booted my FC2 and indeed NTFS mount was not possible.
However fixing this, is not a problem at all.
Here what I have done
log in as root
1) make sure your kernel sources are installed
2) find out what kernel version you are running:
3) cd /usr/src/linux-2.x.x
so in to the sources of teh kernel version you are running
4) make oldconfig
This produces a .config file.
cat .config|grep NTFS
you will very likely see NTFS support out-commented
open .config File and find the entry: # CONFIG_NTFS_FS=n
Remove the # sign and the leading space and replace the =n with =m (so NTFS will be a loadable module)
the row should look like:
This will take some time. You will be also prompted if you want to enable NTFS debugging and NTFS write.
You can press N (for No). I *strongly* recommend NOT to enable NTFS write support!!!!!!
Ather that and If *and only if* you are running 2.4.x kernel
make dep is *NOT* necessary if you are running 2.6.x kernel
after that (2.4,x and 2.6.x kernel)
Now you can load the NTFS module by
after this step you shall be able to mount the NTFS partitions.