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Old 01-30-2003, 08:51 AM   #1
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redhat 8 / mounting ntfs?


hrmph
so why doesnt redhat 8 come with ntfs support !? :<

and how do i go about changing the kernel or whatever so it does?
thanks
 
Old 01-30-2003, 09:22 AM   #2
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Check this place out : http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html for info on Red Hat and NTFS.
 
Old 01-30-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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Basically legal issues. It's highly unlikely there are patents on NTFS, but difficult to check and the linux ntfs driver has had to reverse engineer it.

So, this way, if there are patent problems at any point, Red Hat can't go down for it
 
Old 01-30-2003, 01:35 PM   #4
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The problem is that Red Hat 8 kernel is not compiled with NTFS filesystem Kernel enabled. So you have to change this and recompile the kernel. If you don't know how recompile the kernel, post and I will send you needed information by mail.
 
Old 01-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #5
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There's no need to recompile the kernel, please read the page at linux-ntfs.sf.net
 
Old 01-30-2003, 06:13 PM   #6
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thanks
i already messed some stuff up and i want to reinstall redhat, and then i will try to setup the ntfs

a quick question before i go off to installsville though:

my kernel is 2.4.18-14, the lowest on the list under redhat 8 at the site, and i was wondering if there were any real differences between 2.4.18 and 2.4.20? and is there an easy way to update, or is it even worth updating?
 
Old 01-31-2003, 12:12 PM   #7
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There are certainly differences, but unless you actually need one of those differences (for hardware you own etc) then generally don't bother, it'll just add work for you later on.
 
  


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