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Old 08-12-2003, 10:50 PM   #1
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Error while Mounting


I tried to mount one of my partitions in Linux, but it prompts an error..any thoughts?

[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 1084 8707198+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb2 1085 4865 30370882+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb5 1085 2359 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb6 2360 3634 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdb7 3635 4800 9365863+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb8 4801 4864 514048+ 82 Linux swap

[root@localhost root]# mount -t NTFS /dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows

mount: fs type NTFS not supported by kernel

Thank you
Old 08-12-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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By default, RedHat 9 does not support NTFS.
You will need to download and install the NTFS support RPMs.

NTFS support is Read-Only.
Do NOT write to NTFS from Linux.
It may corrupt your NTFS filesystem.

Another NTFS thread
Old 08-13-2003, 12:01 AM   #3
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Just to add to Matheiu's good point about the RPM

Eventually you'll want to add an entry to /etc/fstab to enable the NTFS partition to be mounted automatically on boot up.

So - put an entry at the bottom of your /etc/fstab file on a new line - (just substitute in your User ID Number ( uid ) in place of my example one - Ive put in your mount point and partition already)

/dev/hdb5 /mnt/windows ntfs auto,ro,umask=222,uid=501 0 0

You can get your User ID Number by opening a terminal and typing:

id username (substitute username with whatever your username is)

Look for the


thats your user id number.

Last edited by Skyline; 08-13-2003 at 12:03 AM.


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