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Old 08-02-2002, 09:14 PM   #1
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Mounting NTFS

Hi All,

I have a quick question and I apologize if this is a repeat question. I know that RH does not support mounting ntfs partitions "out of the box", however, is there a version of the kernel out there that does?

Any pointers to projects or web sites that help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.


Old 08-02-2002, 10:15 PM   #2
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yeah this is a repeat question .....anyway,kernel 2.4.x supports mounting NTFS read only.....pointer
would be
Old 08-03-2002, 12:24 AM   #3
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You'll have to compile your own kernel - you can either roll one out from the kernel sources ( as mentioned above), or build one from a .src.rpm - you'll need to edit the .config and SPEC file accordingly. NTFS by default kernel settings is READ-ONLY - do *not* enable WRITING unless you've backed up all your data.

There *may* be a mandrake kernel out there which has NTFS support build in, but since I don't use Mandrake or even precompiled kernels much, this might just be a lie.

Old 08-04-2002, 02:46 AM   #4
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Well, yes, mandy does have NTFS support built in, but I thought RH did too? What are you doing that is leading you to believe differently?

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdx /mnt/windows

not working?


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