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Old 12-29-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
rahulrawat
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Question How to mount ntfs file system in linux computer


Want to mount NTFS file system of windows xp on linux computer. Any asistance..

Is there any patch or any command to do so?

Any help is highly appreciateable...
 
Old 12-29-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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If you're talking about mounting a file system where the Linux computer has the NTFS disk attached locally then check out http://www.linux-ntfs.org/

If you're talking about an NTFS formatted disk in a separate Windows PC then sharing it there and accessing it with Samba will not care whether it's NTFS or FAT or whatever.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 02:27 AM   #3
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does the downloaded tools from that site support mounting ?
This is what I found there :

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Tools

mkntfs(8) - Format a partition using NTFS.

ntfscat(8) - Dump a fileís contents to the standard output.

ntfsclone(8) - Efficiently clone, create, restore or rescue an image of an NTFS partition.

ntfscluster(8) - Locate the owner of any given sector or cluster on an NTFS partition.

ntfscp(8) - Overwrite file on an NTFS partition.

ntfsfix(8) - Check and fix some common errors, clear the LogFile and make Windows perform a thorough check next time it boots.

ntfsinfo(8) - Show some information about an NTFS partition or one of the files or directories within it.

ntfslabel(8) - Show, or set, an NTFS partitionís volume label.

ntfsls(8) - List information about files in a directory residing on an NTFS partition.

ntfsmount(8) - NTFS module for FUSE.

ntfsresize(8) - Resize an NTFS partition without losing data.

ntfsundelete(8) - Recover deleted files from an NTFS partition.
They have not specified about mounting . Does that mean data access cannot be made to an ntfs partition ? Or is that included ?
 
Old 01-01-2006, 03:14 AM   #4
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Since this is the RedHat forum, RedHat and Fedora Core distros need to first install the NTFS kernel module and reboot before they can use NTFS.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 05:47 AM   #5
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If it is on the same computer then u need to recompile the kernel
for NTFS support.If it is on a different computer then share it on windows and install samba rpm on linux machine and run the command

mount -o username=windows_user,password="password" //windows_machine_name/share_name /mount-point
 
Old 01-04-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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Hello rahulrawat ,
U can download the module from http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ according to your kernel ver & compile your kernel or else u can download rpm package according to your kernel ver & install it. This will help u mount the NTFS filesystem in read-only mode.
Hope it will solve your probs...

Happy Computing :-)
 
Old 01-05-2006, 06:33 PM   #7
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NTFS on external harddrive

Hey guys,

I read your posts and I downloaded the Linux-NTFS rpm and installed it. I have a external harddrive (NTFS) attached to the computer via USB2. When I start the computer, it recognizes the harddrive and displays it but it has the message "Unable to mount selected volume" and "unknown file system type 'ntfs'" when I ask for more info. Suggests/help would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:03 PM   #8
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Oops

Just discovered I had installed the wrong version of the rpm. After fixing it, it seems to be working great except that it only allows root access. I can live with that.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 08:40 AM   #9
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From kernel 2.6.15, linux is able to write to ntfs partitions.

Author: Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cantab.net>
Date: Tue Oct 11 15:40:40 2005 +0100

NTFS: The big ntfs write(2) rewrite has arrived. We now implement our own
file operations ->write(), ->aio_write(), and ->writev() for regular
files. This replaces the old use of generic_file_write(), et al and
the address space operations ->prepare_write and ->commit_write.
This means that both sparse and non-sparse (unencrypted and
uncompressed) files can now be extended using the normal write(2)
code path. There are two limitations at present and these are that
we never create sparse files and that we only have limited support
for highly fragmented files, i.e. ones whose data attribute is split
across multiple extents. When such a case is encountered,
EOPNOTSUPP is returned.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:01 PM   #10
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dear friend
easy way is compile kernel with ntfs support, then mount that partition has a device
 
  


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