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Old 02-10-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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mounting windows HD


i need to backup some files from windows HD to linux HD.. the problem is .... i cant mount the damn win HD :|

"mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"

this sentence pissed me off... so ive tried some things:

cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/

then i went to menuconfig and i put a "M" on NTFS Filesystem Support (read-only).
then i typed "make dep".

So... i tried to mount after all this and,

"mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"


does some1 can help me ? tkx

oh.. and i dont know if it helps...

[root@home linux-2.4.20-8]# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
LABEL=/home /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hde5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
Old 02-10-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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So.. you compiled your own kernel..... but didn't say that you booted it. Have you?

In case it's too problematic, try one live-cd distribution. For example, Knoppix. It has ntfs support.
Old 02-11-2005, 12:48 AM   #3
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If you want to mount NTFS in LINUX, then firstly you have to install a module supporting your kernel.
You can get module rpm for your kernel and more information on this link
Old 02-11-2005, 02:18 AM   #4
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If you put "M" that means you compiled it as a module. This means that you can activate or de-activate the support when you want as opposed to having it always on. All you have to do is load the module.

Last edited by ShadowMetis; 02-11-2005 at 02:20 AM.
Old 02-11-2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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tks sunnysharma, that was really a good help!
tkx for the answers



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