Originally Posted by mposwal
I have these partition.i have using linux 2.6.18-92.el5 version. i have run above command but it show mount: invalid option -- 3 error
what should i do now.
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 853333 30719986 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 853334 856177 102384 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 856178 1425066 20480004 83 Linux
So what distro is this?
The 2.6.18 kernel is rather old. From some quick googling I have done, it seems that the 2.6.18-92.el5
kernel was from Red Hat or CentOS: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2008-0314.html
If you scroll down that page, under IA-32 your kernel is listed.
I do not know if the ntfs-3g package was included with linux distros of that vintage. The ntfs-3g package was not included with early versions of Ubuntu, for example.
I am not familiar with Red Hat or CentOS. I have only very limited experience with Fedora.
Anyway, do you have the ntfs-3g package installed? If so, you should be able to mount Windows with no problem. Recent versions of just about any linux distro (Ubuntu, Fedora, Slackware, etc.) ship with ntfs-3g out of the box to make mounting Windows partitions easy.
On Slackware 13.1 for example, I can just open a terminal, su -
to root, and run:
root@desktop:~# mkdir /mnt/windows
root@desktop:~# mount /dev/sda1/ /mnt/windows/
And my Windows XP partition on /dev/sda1 mounts just fine. This is without even installing any extra software to mount Windows partitions.
If you either install ntfs-3g, or better yet, upgrade to a newer version of linux, you should be able mount Windows partitions just fine