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Old 08-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Mounting NTFS

Hi there,
How to mount the NTFS partition in Red Hat Linux 9?
Thank you
Old 08-29-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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download and install the rpm for ntfs support.
Old 08-29-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
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First you need to get the NTFS support RPM and install. Get from here:
Once thats done create a mount point in /mnt/
We'll call it partition so command to use is (from root)
mkdir /mnt/partition

Then to mount by command
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdxx /mnt/partition

the hdxx must be correct for your machine, hda for primary, hdb for slave thats on ide channel 0. hdc and hdd are channel 1.

the second x is the partition number, you can find that out by using fdisk or guessing... thats what I did. If its a logical partition chances are it will be 5 or 6, primary partition 1 or 2. But check first using fdisk -l (small L not number 1). That will give list of partitions.

If you want to auto mount at boot alter the /etc/fstab file.
Add the line

/dev/hdxx /mnt/partition ntfs auto,ro,umask=0222 0 0

I think that should work!

Last edited by Andy@DP; 08-29-2003 at 10:01 AM.
Old 08-31-2003, 07:53 PM   #4
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It Worked

Thanks Andy@DP,
IT worked.Thank you all .
Old 08-31-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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is there a way to mount it in read-only so i dont mess up my windows files?
Old 08-31-2003, 10:52 PM   #6
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To mount in read-only, use the ro option.
For example:
mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/hda1 /mnt/windowsXP


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