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Old 05-11-2004, 05:47 PM   #1
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Problems with Mounting

I jsut got Red Hat 9 installed and need to access my other hard drive so i can get some files off of it. When I type mount -t auto /dev/hda1 /mnt/hdd, it tells me the ntfs file system is not supported by the kernel. im using bash but dont know how to use any other kernel.
can someone help?
Old 05-11-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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You need to download the driver for NTFS for RedHat. You can find it here:
Old 05-11-2004, 05:58 PM   #3
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First off, bash is not a kernel, it's a shell. The kernel is the "core" of the operating system that handles scheduling, device access, and a host of other things. The problem is that the version of the operating system software shipped with RH9 does not understand how to talk to NTFS file systems. You will need to either compile a new kernel and turn on the NTFS code, find a precompiled kernel, or find a kernel module that you can insert into your kernel to give it NTFS support. A quick Google gave me this site, which might help.
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You can spend some amount of time getting NTFS working in RH9, If you just need to get the files once, let me suggest get some live CD with it already setup in it. SLAX does such a fantatic job at this, I carry it with me all the time for all kind of uses.
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ok i got it, jsut had to install support for ntfs.


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