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Old 08-11-2003, 04:04 AM   #1
heinrich
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mount NTFS partitions


how can i mount a NTFS partition?
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:16 AM   #2
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So long as your kernel supports NTFS (I would imagine it does) you can simply use the normal mount command
Code:
mount /dev/hdXN /someDir/
Where X is the letter of the hard disk (a,b,c,etc) and N is the number of the partition on that disk. Note that you'll only be able to read from the partition, not write to it.

HTH and welcome to LinuxQuestions.

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Old 08-11-2003, 07:47 AM   #3
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Since you are using RedHat9, you have to get the module first. Don't panic - NO compiling involved...

Simply go to:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

and follow the instructions. If they don't have the newest kernel module there, just wait a little, they will put it on the page pretty soon.

RedHat did not include NTFS support because of copyright conzerns. (Just in case you were wondering....)


best regards
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Old 08-11-2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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Hi Heinrich

To mount a NTFS filesystem on Boot-up were all users have Read access, put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your Partition, Mount point and User ID Number ( uid ) in place of my example ones)

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=222,uid=501 0 0

You can get your User ID Number by opening a command line and typing:

id username – (substitute username with whatever your username is)

Look for the:

uid=xxx

That's your user id number.

As Codecruncher mentioned - Red Hat currently doesn’t include a NTFS driver because of uncertainties surrounding the legal status of the driver

Get the RPM from:

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

Last edited by Skyline; 08-11-2003 at 04:30 PM.
 
  


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