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Old 04-19-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Question how t mount my ntfs partitions ???

i'm a newbye on this forum .. and on linux too , i just instaled fedora ... and i need to know how to mount my other partitions ... i need the commands .... coze it only see the ext2 partition ( where linux is instaled) !

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Old 04-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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first run fdisk and check what it print's out and it will give your hard disks and there mount point eg.
/devhda1 / - which mean thats the root partition, once youve found what you NTFS partition is do this

Create a directory eg /ntfs mkdir /ntfs
then run this command
mount /dev/hdax /ntfs - x being the number of your NTFS partition
Old 04-19-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 155061 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 17038 43526 13349983+ 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2 43526 155056 56211435 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb3 * 1021 17036 8072064 83 Linux
/dev/hdb4 1 1020 514048+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hdb5 43526 77393 17069031 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb6 77393 155056 39142341 7 HPFS/NTFS

that's what i get after fdsk -l ... i made a ntfs folder ... and after i type youre comand look what i get :

<b>[root@localhost /]# mount /dev/hdb1 /ntfs - 1</b>
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .

so what's the problem ??
Old 04-19-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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fedora does not come with the ntfs driver, you need to download it. its pretty simple though, just go here. you can download an rpm for your distribution, i think its important to get the same version number so use the command:

uname -r

to tell you what your kernel release number is. then download the right rpm. i will warn you that there is no write support yet, so you can only read from the drive.
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kernel-ntfs-2.6.5-1.358.i586.rpm: not an rpm package (or package manifest):

that's why i get when i try to install the rpm ...
Old 04-19-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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how are you trying to install it? on the left hand side of the rpm link i gave, there is a list of all the fedora releases. you can click on you release and download the rpm that matches your kernel. after you get it downloaded you just type

# rpm -i kernel-module-ntfs-*.rpm

as root. if you have problems there are pages on the sight to help you


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