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Old 10-18-2003, 04:55 AM   #1
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Linux (RedHat 9.0) & NTSF

If I install Redhat 9.0 on a box that has a second hard drive formated with NTSF..will Redhat see the partition?

This is not the main drive but the second drive in the box.

If not what would need to be done to allow redhat to see the NTSF drive?

So this is my delima.

I want to install Redhat 9.0 and use it as a web server/FTP server. But the problem being. I will not be able to have any uploaders because the drive is NTSF and can not be written to tru Redhat. Now. they question turns to this.

Is there a way to converet the drive from NTSF to something Redhat can use to read/write without loosing all the data on the drive?
Old 10-18-2003, 05:55 AM   #2
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Is their any data on the NTFS drive? If your running Windows on their you could convert it to FAT32 and then RedHat will be able to write to that drive. Their currently is not write support to NTFS drives from linux.

If its just a blank drive that you want to use for ftp space then you can use any filesystem you want. Simply format the drive and change the filesystem type.
Old 10-18-2003, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

Yes there is currently alot of data on the drive with NTSF.

Basicly..this drive will only be available to FTP Server useres, as this is a stand alone box..not on a network, but with its own IP to the net.

If I use the ProFTPD server, will this NTSF file format effect the way users see the drive?

Meaning, If I ftp into the ProFTPD server I will be able to see the current file and folders. but since this drive is NTSF..does that really matter to ProFTPD?

I guess really what I'm asking is. I'm not looking to control the harddrive with NTSF file system with REDHAT. I want to be able to FTP into the drive and either upload or download folders and files, but the drive will be in the box that Redhat is installed onto.

Hope this makes since



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