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Old 06-16-2004, 08:37 AM   #1
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How to access NTFS/FAT drives from Fedora Core 2

Just wondering how to access my windows partitions from fedora core 2 in KDE/GNOME. On my box with mandrake, it did this automatically, and I am able to get all the drives, so just wanted to be able to on fedora for ease of file transfers
Old 06-16-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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you must make a directory for mount point (or use any existing dir) and use command

mount /dev/hd<xx> /path/to/mountpoint

where <xx> is the partition you want (like /dev/hda1 or /dev/hdb2)

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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as the above user said. Make a directory. Use a terminal, or the GUI.

In terminal: mkdir /ntfs (or whatever name you want and wherever you want it)

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /ntfs

Where /dev/hda2 is the partition ntfs is on and /ntfs is the mount directory you want your ntfs partition mounted at.

For automounting, just add a line into /etc/fstab

An example for above would be:

/dev/hda2 /ntfs ntfs ro 0 0

This should work. If it doesn't, just post the errors.


Good luck!
Old 06-16-2004, 10:51 AM   #4
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Unlike Mandrake, NTFS support is not enabled by default in Fedora Core 2. So it might be necessary
to recompile th ekernel. You may check also:
Old 06-16-2004, 10:54 AM   #5
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Oh, sorry about that. You can check this address too:

Check the instructions on that page, and they will explain how and what to do.


Good luck!


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