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Old 04-22-2004, 04:08 AM   #1
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Mounting a NTFS Drive or Partition!

I'm new to Linux and I'm using Red Hat 9.0 I want know how to mount an NTFS drive or partition in Linux. I'm using xp and that's on the same drive as my Linux partition. I have another 120Gig with all my music on it and I haven't been able to mount it since I installed Linux 3 days ago... Please Help!
Old 04-22-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
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Mounting NTFS isn't a problem, however, writing to NTFS could be a problem for you. I hear the latest 2.6.x kernel series can write to it, and you could probably get modules to write with your current (if it doesn't have NTFS-write support) but you should be able to mount/read it no problem. I did a quick search on google, and this is what i came up with.
This just tells you real quick how to add it to your /etc/fstab so it gets mounted at boot
This goes much more in depth and if you want to be able to write to it and you don't have 2.6.x, this is probably your place.
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Thanks a lot! I'll give it a whirl...
Old 04-22-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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Damn! Red Hat 9.0 (Shrike) doesn't have NTFS support! Guess I'm gonna have to download a rpm. Only thing is I don't know where the installed apps in Linux go. How do you update the kernel. Is it advisable?

Oh and it says I'm using a 2.4.20-8 smp kernel version.


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