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Old 07-08-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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NTFS support in kernel


hi,
i am a new user. i have dual boot winXP and FC2. i have 2 hard disks 1 with winXP and FC2. the other has all the data in windows ( NTFS). i was trying to mount tha hard disk in linux using the mount command. i even created a folder named data in Dev where i wanted to mount it. but it gives the following error. what do i need to do to mount it. i also want it to be mounted when i boot. i dont want to mount it every time. do i need to change some thing in etc/fstab

[root@localhost root]# mount /dev/hdb1 /dev/data
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
[root@localhost root]#


thanks for your help in advance

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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linux does not naturally support ntfs... but just go to the following website and download and install the needed file for you distro and your good to go.

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

Good luck.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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you'll need to recompile your kernel, adding support for ntfs. there are plenty of good tutorials for kernel recompilation ;o)

or what the guy above said...

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Old 07-08-2004, 07:58 PM   #4
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I forgot to add... to mount it when you boot at this to the fstab file

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/WindowsXP ntfs users,owner,ro,umask=000 0 0

after you've created a directory in the mount folder called whatever you'd like. I just call my mounted drive WindowsXP. The ro stands for read only. If you try rw for read write it will not work because the driver doesn't support the ability to write to an ntfs drive. If you need the ability to write to an ntfs drive you'll be forkin' over big bucks, and hey, wasn't linux supposed to be free?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 07:59 PM   #5
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thanks for ur replies
i got the following error. when ichanged the fstab file. it gave me the drive in computer. but when i try to open it i get the following error.

Unable to mount the selected volume. The volume is probably in a format that cannot be mounted.

it gives same error even after restart


it worked now i made a typo mistake

thanks
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