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Old 10-06-2002, 11:16 PM   #1
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Rh 8.0 Ntfs

i know this question has probably been asked before but what is the easiest was to set up Red Hat 8.0 for NTFS support and how exactly do you do it? Thanks for the help.
Old 10-06-2002, 11:27 PM   #2
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See if it's loaded on a default install first:
Open up a terminal;
su -
enter root password
modprobe ntfs
lsmod (LSMOD lowercase)
and make sure ntfs is listed.

If so, now try mounting the partition in question:
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdxx /mnt/winbloze
Where XX represents the letter/number of your NTFS drive. If you don't know what that is, type:
fdisk -l (FDISK -L lowercase)
and look for hpfs/ntfs and that's your drive.

Old 10-08-2002, 12:05 PM   #3
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if NTFS isn't listed though...what's the fix?

if NTFS isn't listed though...what's the fix?
Old 10-08-2002, 08:14 PM   #4
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Check this out:

You'll have to recompile the kernel, but it's not as scary as it sounds. The instructions are exactly the same for Redhat 8.0 except that you'll probably be using kernel version 2.4.18-14. I've enabled NTFS support on Redhat 8.0 myself, so it's not too tough--just time-consuming.
Old 10-23-2002, 12:39 AM   #5
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I'm trying to do the samething...NTFS isn't list and the above link in invalid?

# modprobe: Can't locate module ntfs

I've heard a lot bad things about accessing an NTFS partition for HD 8.0 I'm I looking for trouble.
Old 10-23-2002, 10:31 AM   #6
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What i did was go here and follow their instructions i now have access to my hdb1 and hda1 didnt have to re-compile the kernel
Old 10-24-2002, 10:45 PM   #7
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javascript:smilie('') It worked!

I blindly followed the instructions like a good newbie and it worked.

Based on the intstructions for maping the drive...
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/NTFS_C -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222

I played around with my my etc/fastab file and got it to auto-mount
/dev/hda1 /mnt/NTFS_C ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0

For anyone out there that has a little more experence can you help me with what I'm doining in the fastab file?

-t seems to be the standard anytime you mount a drive, doesn't seem to be necessary in the fastab file

-r I'm assuming read-only which I guess translates to “ro” in the fastab file?

Umask=0222...I have no idea?

0 0 again no idea...I did notice that my “Label /” maping had a 1 1

Any knowledge on the subject would be great.
Old 11-29-2002, 02:50 AM   #8
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the -t option is the device type specification switch; followed by ntfs means a ntfs device. Other values for -t can be found by reading it's man page. The fastab table has the same info; but instead of a switched command is a formated file.

umask is the default permissions specification command; you can use umask as stand alone tool to set which permision will be granted every time you create a new file. Man page again for details. I think 222 will give r r r permisions (not sure)

the 0 0 at the end of the fastab table is unknown to me.

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