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Old 10-13-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
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Kernel Compilation-NTFS

Whats Kernel Recompilation all about and how is it done?
for eg. i need to mount an NTFS volume on my RHL 8.0 but it says that fs: type not supported by Kernel. Some say i need to recompile the kernel with NTFS support. how do i do this???

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Old 10-13-2003, 08:24 AM   #2
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There is a thread in the Slackware forum that describes how to compile your own kernel. Also, if you do a search here you will find loads of threads on the subject. But basically, you'll need to download and/or install the kernel source code. If you don't want to change your kernel version, be sure that you get the source code for your current kernel (uname -a should identify what version is currently installed). Once you've got the source installed, you'll need to configure it. That is done with either make menuconfig (if you're running from a console) or make xconfig (if you are running X). There are loads of options to set, but there should be a section on disk format support and you'll find the NTFS support in there.

Kernel compiling seems scary at first, but once you've done it, you won't be able to shake the addiction!
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Re: Kernel Compilation-NTFS

Originally posted by rogue
... i need to mount an NTFS volume on my RHL 8.0 ...
Just remember, NTFS is read-only. Writing to a NTFS partition can seriously screw the partition. If you need write access, consider creating a FAT32 partition.

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You can also down load the kernel patch for ntfs from and just rpm -i it.


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