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Old 01-05-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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How to Mount the Hard disk which NTFS


I had external casing USB hard disk (80GB) which is formatted in NTFS
right now I want to make use of this 80gb hard disk in linux but it needs to mounted in ext2 and sysv.
How i need to convert from NTFS to ext2 or sysv File system & mounted
I need steps for this so that i can use in linux

Can anybody give solution for this

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Maybe this is a dumb question, but why it needs to be mounted as ext2? can't it be mounted as ntfs?

Old 01-05-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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You can mount, read and write to NTFS discs from Linux. Currently, I have my 80GB NTFS-formatted external HDD working fine. (Fedora 8.

Mounted using: sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdx1 /media/disc.

However, if you still want to reformat it as ext2, then do the following:
mke2fs /dev/sdb1
(This is assuming that the drive is sdb.)
then you can mount the drive as ext2 using
sudo mount -t ext2 /dev/sdx1 /media/disc

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Old 01-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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Write support in Linux is still experimental. I suggest use either ntfsmount or ntfs-3g. Either one should work. ntfsmount supports most features. ntfsmount version 2 is unstable, so use previous version.

To mount ntfs, type the following as root
mount -t ntfs -o ro,umask=222 /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

This assumes /dev/sda is the device node, 1 is the partition, and the directory /mnt/windows exists.


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