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Old 11-14-2004, 04:35 AM   #1
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NTFS on FC3


Ok, I'm trying to install a RPM on FC3 that will allow me to read my NTFS backup drive.

I'm trying to install the RPM located here

First off, the "whichrpm" sciprt doesn't recognize FC3..

I checked my kernel version using uname -r command and it reports 2.6.9-1.667 and it says somewhere that athlon users need the i586 package so now if I go here I know what package I'm supposed to use (since I have a AMD Athlon).

Downloaded it before I switched to root (so the rpm resides in /home/banyon )
As root, I cd to /home/banyon and then installed the package

Code:
[root@wbar1 banyon]# ls
Backup   kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667-2.1.20-0.fc.1.2.i586.rpm
Desktop  Screenshot.png
[root@wbar1 banyon]# rpm -ihv kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667-2.1.20-0.fc.1.2.i58 6.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
        package kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667-2.1.20-0.fc.1.2 is already installed
but then when I try to mount, or enter this in the console /sbin/modprobe ntfs, this happens

Code:
[root@wbar1 banyon]# /sbin/modprobe ntfs
FATAL: Error inserting ntfs (/lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/fs/ntfs/ntfs.ko): Invalid module format
On the website, it says to uninstall the RPM, but when I try, then it tells me its not installed... I am so confused here....
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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Why did you need to install anything? You should be able to mount NTFS partitions without any extra software, I've done it in both FC1 and FC2 without any hassle.

Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_d
 
Old 11-14-2004, 08:21 AM   #3
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Having similar problems getting this working. Installed the rpm then tried modprobe and was told it was an invalid module. Following the instructions on the site i was told that the package was not installed.
rpm -e kernel-ntfs
doesn't uninstall
but
rpm -e kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667-2.1.20-0.fc.1.2.i586
does uninstall, however now i am back to square one
 
Old 12-08-2004, 12:44 PM   #4
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Try
# rpm2cpio kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.9-1.667-2.1.20-0.rr.3.3.i686.rpm | cpio -id
# cp lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/fs/ntfs/ntfs.ko /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/kernel/fs/ntfs/

 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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I may be mistaken, but isn't NTFS support a kernel option now? I have the 2.6.9 kernel and under File Systems I can choose NTFS and even NTFS write capability if I want to.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by drowbot
I may be mistaken, but isn't NTFS support a kernel option now? I have the 2.6.9 kernel and under File Systems I can choose NTFS and even NTFS write capability if I want to.
Yes, write support is still "if-you're-brave-enough" but yes, and the FC kernel already has NTFS read support enabled which is why you can just mount the partition without installing any RPMs
 
  


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