Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
ntfs volumes aren't recognized by windows

I've made 2 ntfs volumes by mkntfs. First one is a primary partition on usb hard drive and second is a logical partition on system hard drive. I used default cluster and sector sizes in mkntfs.

Under Linux these partitions are mountable by ntfs-3g, readable and writable. But fdisk doesn't recognize their filesystem type. It recognizes that as "Linux". WinXP x64 also can't recognize filesystem type of these partitions.

Why windows can't work with these partitions?
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 04-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
LQ Veteran
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 13,485

Rep: Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347Reputation: 1347
Probably because you only did the filesystem, not the partition. In fdisk change the type to x07. Very few things check the partition type, but that looks like it might.
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 04-03-2011, 04:20 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2009
Posts: 52

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Partition type has been changed and problem is solved. Thanks.


ntfs, windows

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux doesnt see my 2 NTFS volumes MadSkillzMan Linux - General 2 09-28-2004 09:40 PM
how to mount NTFS volumes tsitras Debian 2 04-15-2004 09:09 AM
fails to mount one of two ntfs volumes nskn Linux - Software 1 04-03-2004 06:38 AM
ProFTPD and NTFS Volumes heho Linux - Software 1 03-19-2004 08:42 PM
Accessing Networked NTFS Volumes Ken Ju-On Linux - Newbie 1 06-28-2003 10:08 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration