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Old 01-06-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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mounting parttions, other drive,and file systems

could anyone tell me if linux redhat 8.0 can read NTFS and FAT32 partitions. If RH8 can indeed read the file systems would anyone be so kind to walk me threw it or send me to a site that has instructions.

p.s would also like instructions on mounting the drive. .
Old 01-06-2003, 04:48 PM   #2
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yes redhat can read both of those filesystems, it can read and write to fat32 without any glitches but it can only read from ntfs (it can write too but that is only in beta so you most likely dont want that) as far as mounting them goes when you install redhat it should automatically mount them if not try using (i think its) man fstab from the console (that should give you info on how to do it)
Old 01-06-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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Here is the command to mount an NTFS partition:

mount -t NTFS /dev/hda /mnt/nt_1

This assumes:

1. You have NTFS support loaded in your kernel. The install program should have done that if it detected an NTFS partition. My experience with RH is that it is very good at doing that. Of course, it the NTFS partition wasn't there during the install, the support for NTFS may not have been loaded.

2. The NTFS partition is the first one on your hard drive (hda). If it isn't, adjust the /dev/hda argument accordingly.
Old 01-06-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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NTFS isn't in RH8 right out the box, you'll have to load in the linux-ntfs module.


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