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Old 01-05-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy NTFS mounting problems

Hi everybody... Im pretty new in Linux, but I can already move some little step.
I read a lot on the internet, I spent hours and nights trying to configure my computer to work with linux as I want.
I changed various distros, but now I have the Mandrake 10.1
Im writing with it right now, after fighting with it to make my stupid winmodem ISDN work BUT I DID IT! (gighen=1 linux=0)
OK, now my problem: I have two HDD always on my pc: one is inside (NTFS partitions, that linux see as: hdb1 and hdb5, but it contains only my files, no OS on it!) and one in a movable rack, because i have to change between linux and windows XP.
Before Mandrake 10.1 I installed Fedora Core 3, and after installing the downloadable package for reading NTFS, I could perfectly see my NTFS partitions (Im not interested in writing, just reading....)
Mandrake 10.1 does not seem to have any downloadable package for reading NTFS partitions... I cannot mount them!
I changed my fstab as follows:

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/Various NTFS users,owner,ro,umask=000 0 0
/dev/hdb5 /mnt/Storage NTFS users,owner,ro,umask=000 0 0

I saved it, and I typed in console: mount -a

All i get is: mount: NTFS filesystem not supported by kernel.

I tried to compile a kernel with make xconfig, I said YES to read-only NTFS support, but I still have no positive news....

Does anybody know WTH is happening?
Please let me know a.s.a.p.!

Thanks a lot in advance

Last edited by Gighen; 01-05-2005 at 11:14 AM.
Old 01-05-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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linux is case sensitive. The filesystem type is ntfs not NTFS.
Old 01-05-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Cool IT WORKS!!!

Thanks a lot man!!

It works greatly....
But I tell you why I was so sure of NTFS: with Fedora, I wrote NTFS in the fstab... so I thought that upper case was correct.... anyway... thank you again man!!!!


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