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Old 02-20-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP! I need some help mountig a NTFS pattiton

Hello again. First I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been so helpful to me.

Ok hear is the thing I have 2 drivers 1 80Gb(Winbloz) drive and a 30Gb(linux) drive. Ok the Winbloz drive is NTFS but I need it cuz clients I have only have windows and I need to mount this drive to get information off of it. Im using RH8 with all packages installed.

I use:
"mount -t ntfs /dev/hde1 /mnt/Ntfs"

but when i do this i get the error:
"mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"

but when i do "man 8 mount" it tells me that this version of "mount" supports ntfs I dont know what to do when I installed RH8 I installed everything just to be sure and i have updated everything too.
Old 02-20-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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That version does, by your kernel doesn't. See this page:

Old 02-20-2003, 02:11 PM   #3
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well, as the message says.

you got the type (ntfs) right, just your kernel
doesn't support it...

try modprobe ntfs

If that comes up with an error message you'll
have to build a new kernel.

Old 02-20-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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thanks you guys have been most helpful but i have decided to do this the easy and repartition my 80Gb drive and put like 10 Gbs at the end of the drive as fat32. Thanks for all the help
Old 02-20-2003, 05:21 PM   #5
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Well, I hope it's not too late yet!
You don't have to repartition yur harddrive, like the link posted by MasterC said, all Red Hat 8.0 kernels support ntfs.
You have to install the driver, that's all, you can get it from
Pick the right one for your system and follow the instructions for loading it.

All you have to do afterwards is :
# mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/NTFS -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
as root of course, su won't do you'll have to su -
Old 02-20-2003, 05:43 PM   #6
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ZFighter, couldnt help noticing that your distro ( in your profile ) seems to be rh 9.0 which doesn't exist yet. Psyche is RH 8.0.

And hope you've mounted your NTFS partition and its rocking and rolling.


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