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Old 10-09-2005, 03:30 AM   #1
psychomonkey
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Fedora C4/Windows XP NTFS problem


Hello,

I am rather new to linux and have just set up a dual boot with windows xp and fedora core 4. I have a 30gb hd partitioned with 18gb for windows and 11gb for fedora. I also have a 160gb samsung sata hd partitioned ntfs which houses movies, music, pictures, etc. During installation, fedora recognized that my sata drive is there. Now after installation, I'm not seeing any evidence of the drive being there. When I boot into windows, my sata drive is fine. Is there some way of getting Fedora to see the sata ntfs partition? If anyone has any ideas or could recommend a walkthough, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 10-09-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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The system will recognize Hard Discs during install, but usually Linux File Systems and Windows ones aren't compatible.

I have the same situation: 2 Hard Drives, 1 with Windows and one with Fedora. I cannot switch data directly between the two.

The FAT File System is recognized by both, and that can be used to share files.

http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...are-HOWTO.html
 
Old 10-09-2005, 06:44 AM   #3
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I'm not sure but I'd have thought Fedora should be able to read from the NTFS partition. If you try to write files to it you will damage your data and your computer will sleep with your girlfriend so I'd suggest mounting it read only. Try this and see if you have any luck:
Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/ntfs
mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs
If that doesn't work, post the output from this command:
Code:
cat /proc/filesystems
 
Old 10-09-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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When I tried running these lines:

mkdir -p /mnt/ntfs
mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs

I got error "mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'.



Then ran this:

"cat /proc/filesystems"

and got this:


nodev sysfs
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev binfmt_misc
nodev debugfs
nodev usbfs
nodev pipefs
nodev futexfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev inotifyfs
nodev eventpollfs
nodev devpts
ext2
nodev ramfs
nodev hugetlbfs
iso9660
nodev mqueue
nodev selinuxfs
ext3
nodev rpc_pipefs
nodev autofs
vfat

Any ideas?

Thanks again
 
Old 10-09-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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You can find the answer in this faq:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/

Q: How do I read my NTFS (Windows NT/2000/XP/2003) drive in Fedora?

Cheers.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 11:00 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info, that site is great.

When I try doing what is suggested, i.e. "yum install kernel-module-ntfs-$(uname -r)", it goes through the process like its looking for an update, then i get message:

No matching argument: kernel-module-ntfs-2.6.13-1.1526_FC4
Nothing to do

Any other ideas?

Thanks again
 
Old 10-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #7
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I had the same problem. You need to update yum. Use the following instructions to update yum then perform the install command again for the package you want to install.

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#yumconf
 
  


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