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Old 12-23-2002, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Automatic Mounting of NTFS

Interesting problem here, I can mount my NTFS partition manually, but when i included the following line in etc/fstab

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda5/ mnt/windows

on bootup the following error pops up,
"[mntend] /etc/fstab line 7 error"

which points to that line of code to mount the NTFS partition. The NTFS is not mounted.

I'm running Redhat 8.

any ideas? thks
Old 12-23-2002, 02:23 PM   #2
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/etc/fstab is not a script. Its' structure is different. You should write something like:
/dev/hda5 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0
Old 12-24-2002, 07:19 PM   #3
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go to linuxconf...and configure the command upon boot there...its much easier
Old 12-24-2002, 07:28 PM   #4
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Easier than copying and pasting Mara's line?

I personally think linuxconf screws more people over than it helps. To easy to jack things up if you don't know what you are doing. Just my oppinion though

Old 03-01-2003, 02:00 PM   #5
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When I try to mount to an NTFS partition I keep getting an error sayint fs type ntfs not supported by kernel. Anyone have any ideas why I can't get to my windows mount?

Old 03-01-2003, 02:06 PM   #6
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Because you don't have ntfs support in your kernel

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