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HiOctane21 02-13-2004 06:48 PM

Mounting NTFS problem
I installed the ntfs kernel but when i issue those following commands: mount -t ntfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/winxp
i get:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
or too many mounted file systems
Can someone guide through doing it right?

Thank you

brassfish 02-13-2004 08:41 PM

What distro are you using? What is the output of 'cat /proc/filesystems'? Make sure /mnt/winxp exists, and if it doesn't mkdir it. And don't forget to read the man pages of mount.

HiOctane21 02-17-2004 01:05 PM

What is distro? how can I know where to find out what distro am i using? \


feiticeir0 02-17-2004 01:21 PM

to find what distro are u using, one way is in boot of O.S. a welcome message should appear and u can see what distro u're using. another way, is, in shell, do: cat /proc/version and u'll be able to see (somewhere in the output) your distro. maybe, u dont have the NTFS support module, or your distro dont support it !!

HiOctane21 02-17-2004 01:28 PM

Here is my filesystems output:
Thank you

nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev sockfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev shm
nodev pipefs
nodev ramfs
nodev devpts
nodev usbdevfs
nodev usbfs
nodev autofs

HiOctane21 02-17-2004 01:35 PM

Hi my distro or distrinution is RedHat 9

comp12345 02-17-2004 05:09 PM

try doing "insmod ntfs" or "modprobe ntfs" before trying to mount. The kernel was probably not compiled for built-in NTFS support and you may need to load the module first.

HiOctane21 02-18-2004 02:22 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH... the hard drive end up being hda5 thats why I wasnt able to to it at first but I think the insmod and modprobe commands help out also.

Good stuff...:D

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