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Old 03-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Smile mount ntfs partitions.

I have redhatlinux9 and windows-xp.pls suggest how I mount ntfs partition from linux.I already mount a vfat partition from linux,
but I need to mount ntfs partitions.

Old 03-16-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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I don't know if redhat 9 had a mature NTFS kernel module, or a fuse module & ntfs-3g package. You may need to upgrade to a modern Red Hat or Fedora distro. You are running a version that is terribly obsolete and no longer supported with security updates.

To read & write to an NFTS filesystem, using a modern Linux distro, you would install the ntfs-3g package, the ntfsprogs package, and then use the filetype ntfs-3g in /etc/fstab or your mount command.

Here are the options I am using for my Vista partition listed by the mount command.
/dev/sda2 on /mnt/vista type ntfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,fmask=117,dmask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000)

Your UID & GID will be different. You can use your username and group name instead of a number.
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda2 /mnt/vista/ -o rw,user,fmask=117,dmask=007,uid=jschiwal,gid=jschiwal
The in-kernel ntfs module may be mature enough to write. I don't know however. Until recently, you could only write to a file upto it's current size. But for your version, it certainly isn't mature enough to write. I don't even know if an ntfs driver exists back then.
Old 03-16-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Ello dipanjan,

First you have make sure that the specific NTFS modules were installed in your kernel. I am not sure whether it would be installed by default. Go to your kernel source n give make menuconfig (Text based color menus, radiolists & dialogs.), go to the file system menu and check out if NTFS option is enabled, if its enabled just exit without savin. if its not enabled enable it n recompile your kernel.

then go through this link

hope my help was useful.

hope this link will also be helpful.
Old 03-16-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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before i submitted my reply seems you hav got a better reply, i dont think my suggesion would be applicable for older versions of kernel.
Old 03-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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The above posters are saying that your version of linux is too OLD.
Red Hat 9 = 2003 No?

It's like you saying "I have windows 3.0 (from 1983?) How do I make it recognise my iPod?"

It's time for an upgrade - you will like the improvements linux has made in the last 6 years !


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