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Old 09-14-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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Can I Mount An Ntfs???

ok i have 2 phisycall hard drives, C and D

C is where all my main windows stuff is
D is partioned...
1) data and stuff for windows
2) for linux

Now D1 ( data and stuff for windows) is an NTFS drive

and my question is if i can mount D1 onto D2 (my linux), since D1 is NTFS
Old 09-14-2003, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you have Redhat, you need to get the RPM from

To mount a partition:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hdx# /mnt/windows

Replace the "x" and "#" with the appropriate entries:

hda = primary harddrive
hdb = slave

# = partition number.

And change /mnt/windows to whatever folder you want to mount it at, but make sure that folder exists.

To have it mount at boot, (as root) add something like this to your /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0
Old 09-14-2003, 09:55 PM   #3
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NTFS support is Read-Only.
Do NOT write to NTFS from Linux.
It may corrupt your NTFS filesystem.


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