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Old 01-06-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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mounting ntfs filesystems in mandriva

i need to mount a ntfs partitions on my mandriva, but is says
mount dev/sda1 /satahdd
i get the following
you must specify the filesystem type
what does one need to type to mount a ntfs filesystem?
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mount dev/sda1 /satahdd
should be
mount /dev/sda1 /satahdd

From man mount:

-t vfstype
The argument following the -t is used to indicate the file system type. The file system types which are currently supported include: adfs, affs, autofs, cifs, coda, coherent,
cramfs, debugfs, devpts, efs, ext, ext2, ext3, hfs, hfsplus, hpfs, iso9660, jfs, minix, msdos, ncpfs, nfs, nfs4, ntfs, proc, qnx4, ramfs, reiserfs, romfs, smbfs, sysv, tmpfs, udf,
ufs, umsdos, usbfs, vfat, xenix, xfs, xiafs. Note that coherent, sysv and xenix are equivalent and that xenix and coherent will be removed at some point in the future — use sysv
instead. Since kernel version 2.1.21 the types ext and xiafs do not exist anymore. Earlier, usbfs was known as usbdevfs. Note, the real list of all supported filesystems depends on
your kernel.

AFAIK ntfs needs to be compiled in your kernel

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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i was able to mount the ntfs partition,

md /windows
mount -t ntfs dev/sda7 /windows
i was able to access the ntfs partition in the console,
but coould not access the mount in the gui

i get the following error: could not enter folder /windows

how will i get access to it in the gui?


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