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Old 12-14-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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NTFS file system mounting


can anyone plz help me out about mounting NTFS file system.

i tried so many times but i couldnt mount my NTFS file system so that i can get data from my NTFS drive to EXT3 drive.

Old 12-14-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Which distribution do you use?
Old 12-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #3
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i am using red hat enterprise linux version 4
Old 12-15-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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It would be helpful if you could post the exact command you are entering to mount the drive and the resulting error messages.
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Ahem. Do not post duplicate topics. It is annoying and doesn't get your question answered any quicker.

In neither posts did you say what you tried, or why it didn't work. Do you know what the partition is called? If it is called sda1:
# mkdir -p /mnt/sda1
# mount /{dev,mnt}/sda1
(the '#' indicates a root shell, you do not type '#')
if that fails with an error message such as an unknown filesystem, then maybe you have not got the ntfs module loaded. Try:
# modprobe ntfs
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You could try ntfs-3g at then you can write to ntfs also all the details are there how to use it.


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