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Old 08-27-2010, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question How to Read/write on NTFS partition in Linux???


All my important data like ebooks and some programs are in a ntfs partition...when i login to my redhat i am unable to access that partition..

Please tell me how to access(r/w) that partition in linux(Red Hat)???
 
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you're using the commandline:

mount /partition-name /mount-point should work, for example

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

But try
mount -t ntfs-3g /device /mount-point

first. If you're using Nautilus or something graphical, just clicking on the appropriate partition usually works.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #3
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If you're using the commandline:

mount /partition-name /mount-point should work, for example

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

But try
mount -t ntfs-3g /device /mount-point

first. If you're using Nautilus or something graphical, just clicking on the appropriate partition usually works.
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'

not working...
 
Old 08-27-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs-3g'
Have you installed the ntfs-3g package for your system?
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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Guess Redhat 5.3 doesn't have ntfs-3g or ntfs enabled in the kernel. Go to

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

and follow the instructions there.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:29 PM   #6
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Or boot to a newer live cd and copy it that way. Reboot to RH.

I'd think that RH has to have ntfs in read at least if not ntfs-3g. Linux has been able to mount ntfs for years. Maybe missing some mount options?
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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I'd think that RH has to have ntfs in read at least if not ntfs-3g.
Wrong. At least historically, RH refused to compile ntfs support into their kernels because of potential patent issues. If you wanted ntfs support, you had to recompile your kernel IIRC. Obviously, RH wouldn't touch ntfs-3g either. RH has always been extremely conservative from a patent point of view.
 
Old 08-27-2010, 05:58 PM   #8
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will "yum install ntfs-3g" work??? or can i download rpm from http://marush.com/category/linux/rpm/ntfs-3g/???
 
Old 08-27-2010, 06:04 PM   #9
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That should work.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 01:53 AM   #10
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install the following four rpms...These are all the rpms for 64bit processors, you find out the same for 32bit architecture..

Code:
dkms-2.0.19-2.el5.rf.noarch.rpm         
fuse-ntfs-3g-2009.4.4-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
dkms-fuse-2.7.4-1.nodist.rf.noarch.rpm  
fuse-2.7.4-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:30 AM   #11
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"yum search ntfs" shows---

ntfs-3g.i386 : Linux NTFS userspace driver
ntfs-3g-devel.i386 : Development files and libraries for ntfs-3g

dkms-ntfs.noarch : Driver for reading and writing on NTFS formatted volumes

fuse-ntfs-3g.i386 : Linux NTFS userspace driver
fuse-ntfs-3g-devel.i386 : Header files, libraries and development documentation for fuse-ntfs-3g.

ntfsprogs.i386 : NTFS filesystem libraries and utilities
ntfsprogs-devel.i386 : Header files, libraries and development documentation for ntfsprogs


in above all which one i supposed to install for r/w access to ntfs partition??? i am confused...
 
Old 08-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #12
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the solution suggested by kingston worked....thanks kingston...problem solved....
 
  


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