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Old 10-15-2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Can We Mount NTFS Windows file System from linux

can we mount ntfs windows file system from linux without using any software.



Old 10-15-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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Locally, you can mount it read-only if you have NTFS support in the kernel (read-write is experimental), but it may/may not work if the ntfs system was in a funky setup (e.g. a stripe set).
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redhat does not support ntfs by default , you will have to recompile the kernel for ntfs support . i am not sure abt other distros ,(i believe in most distros its same with ntfs)

mounting ntfs in write mode can screw up things , since it support encryption , it only in an infant state.........


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Old 10-15-2003, 09:31 PM   #4
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Angry could u plz elaborate what you r sayin

could u plz elaborate what you r sayin

Old 10-15-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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are you using redhat? If so, check this out:

btw, there are tons of threads on ntfs support here. Just do a search.

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Old 10-15-2003, 09:44 PM   #6
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Well....... with a typical distribution like Mandrake 9.1 you can mount an NTFS filesystem with no "extra software" needed - nothing special needed - simply issue an appropriate command in the command line and its mounted temporarily, for example:

mount t ntfs o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

this line will temporarily mount an NTFS filesystem from the first partition on the primary master drive to a mount point in your Linux ditribution called /mnt/windows

So you see, no "software" needed - just a simple command on the command line will do - however - if you want to make the filesystem mount automatically every time you boot simply put an apropriate line in /etc/fstab - for example

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0222,auto,ro 0 0

(because of legal reasons Red Hat didnt support NTFS out of the box, so you can recompile your kernel or get the RPM)
Old 10-23-2003, 07:47 PM   #7
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Originally posted by quatsch
are you using redhat? If so, check this out:

btw, there are tons of threads on ntfs support here. Just do a search.
I had the same problem as stated, but I searched for threads and found this one!
That link solved my problem...thanks!


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