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Old 09-14-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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How To Mount An NTFS Hard Drive

I put in a hard drive into my computer that already is NTFS partition, all I want to do is read from it so I can get my music off of it, how would I be able to mount the drive so I can just read from it without having to format or destroy any data?

I run SuSE 9.0 pro and the hard drive should be installed as HDD or HDD1

thanks for your help
Old 09-14-2004, 01:06 AM   #2
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Do all of this as root. Create a directory to mount it in, I'd suggest /mnt/ntfs. Then do
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb /mnt/ntfs
The exact command will change depending on where you put your NTFS drive. If it's the slave on your primary IDE channel, then it's going to be mounted from /dev/hdb. If it's master on your secondary channel then /dev/hdc. If slave on secondary channel then /dev/hdd.
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it worked!
thank you so much
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Congrats on solving the problem TheHateCrew, and thanks for posting back. Welcome to LQ!

Also, nice work realjustin -- J.W.
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thanks for the welcome, I can see I'll like it here


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