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Old 07-14-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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mounting nfts hd


i wanna mount the nfts hd i have installed teh driver and i don't know how to install the hd please help thanks
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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WTH I'll give it a shot, but I'm not entirely positive.

Make a directory called ntdrive.

Then type:

mount -t ntfs /dev/<drive name>/ /ntdrive

Where <drive name> is the name of the drive and partition, like hda1. The "hda" portion defines the drive and the number defines the partition. At least that's the way I understand it. If you go to your hardware viewer you should see where the drive is at and what letters to use.

so that line should look similiar to this,

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1/ /ntdrive
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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Just to add to what TankerKevo has stated, you first need determine where your NTFS partition is, then you need to decide where to attach it, then you need to mount it. To view your disks, run this command as root
Code:
fdisk -l
That will display the hard drives and partition information. Make a note of NTFS partition. As TankerKevo explained, if will be something like /dev/hda2 or /dev/hdd1, etc, depending on where it has been installed and what other partitions co-exist on the hard drive.

Next you want to make it accessible to your system. If you don't already have a mountpoint created for it, you will need to create one, perhaps something such as /mnt/ntfs.
Code:
mkdir /mnt/ntfs
Finally you will want to mount it, exactly as TankerKevo stated, but you need to make sure that the device identifier and partiition number correspond to your exact NTFS partition.
Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdxy /mnt/ntfs
where x is the device identifier and y is the partition number.

Just for future reference:

/dev/hda = primary master
/dev/hdb = primary slave
/dev/hdc = secondary master
/dev/hdd = secondary slave

That ought to do it. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:43 PM   #4
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[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 30.7 GB, 30750031872 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 59582 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 203 102280+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 204 57502 28878696 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 57503 59582 1048320 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4863 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 4862 39053983+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
[root@localhost root]# mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
[root@localhost root]#


damnit i think im never gonan figre this out i already added the kernel drive that lets it read nfts format and i still can't get it to work :|
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #5
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What distro, distro version, and kernel version are you running? -- J.W.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:16 PM   #6
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2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel version tahst all i know (
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:30 PM   #7
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Are you using RedHat 8, RedHat9, Fedora Core 1, Fedora Core 2, Debian, Suse, etc....? Essentially what Linux Distribution (aka Brand) are you using and what version is it?

Any and all information is usually helpful.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:32 PM   #8
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i have fedora core 2
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:43 AM   #9
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I have the same problem, is there aneed to install any speciall drivers for fedora core 2 to read NTFS?
 
Old 07-15-2004, 12:16 PM   #10
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Soulution made easy.

I have tried to use Fedora Cora 2 but I am not that fluent in Linux yet. I use MEPIS 2003.10.2 and it recognizes all my drive on its own. NTFS and USD and External USB.

So i wish I could tell you how to do it but the only advice I can give is try MEPIS if you are a until you get the hang of it.
 
  


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