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Old 06-27-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
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Annoying mount problem - NTFS again....

I m having problems mounting my NTFS partitions when booting up. I am running RedHat 9 and I have installed the kernel update for NTFS (excuse my lingo if incorrect, newbie here). I can mount the NTFS partitions without any problems manually with the terminal using the mount command. The problem arrises when I try to modify my /ect/fstab file. I added the following line to it as advised by here -

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,uid=flatcap,gid=winuser 0 0

when i reboot the system i get the error -

wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd1, or too many mounted file systems

and it also says NTFS is an invalid argument, or something along those line.

Can anybody offer a newbie to RedHat some advice?

Old 06-28-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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I am not sure where the flatcap user or winuser group comes in (maybe it's default on some systems?) however you can safely remove those out, and change them to user id's:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,uid=500,gid=500,umask=002 0 0
Is my suggestion on what to add to fstab rather than the one in their example.


The error message to me reads "bad option" because I'm sure you know the filesystem type (ntfs) I'm sure that you aren't trying to mount hdd1 (/dev/hda1) and of course, it's not likely already mounted if you are just booting up.



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