Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Netherlands
Distribution: Fedora Core 4 / Slackware 10.1 / Smoothwall 2.0 (router)
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
Windows Partitions in linux

Hi all,

Is it possible to axxes NTFS partitons in linux ?
if yes how could i do thate ?

Its so i can install linux on my c drive (this one will be a linux partition) and i can mount my other drives (NTFS) i want to make them linux as wel when i got a backup from everything thats on it. its 320 GIG total so lot of work to get it backupd :P

Best regards,


Last edited by Coolstar; 10-31-2003 at 11:13 AM.
Old 10-31-2003, 10:25 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 261Reputation: 261Reputation: 261
Asked all the time, quick search will most likely turn up results that yes you can but only recommended with read-only rights as writing to NTFS file systems can destroy your data, etc.

man mount for more info on mounting drives/partitions, etc.

Usually would go something like:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

Make sure you have NTFS support in your kernel as you can either load it as a module if it was compiled that way, might already have builtin support or its possible you might have to recompile your kernel to add support.

Try searching for many answers to this question, I promise, its asked once a week at most.
Old 10-31-2003, 10:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Distribution: Debian/unstable
Posts: 1,357

Rep: Reputation: 47
modprobe ntfs
mount /dev/hdXX /mnt/mountpoint
Where hdXX is your windows partition and mountpoint is an arbitraily named (an existing) directory where you want to mount your partition.
Old 10-31-2003, 11:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
Posts: 2,986

Rep: Reputation: 45
open konqueror or your web browser and just type /mnt/windows

Does anything pop up? That's how easy it was for me! I didn't have to do anything else.

Good luck!!!!!!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
windows linux partitions daveoily Amigo 8 01-16-2007 10:58 AM
Linux Partitions in Windows BRC Linux - Newbie 8 11-07-2004 06:32 PM
Linux and Windows on different partitions? shaun89 Linux - General 8 07-29-2004 01:59 AM
having both linux and windows partitions ccflashback Linux - Newbie 14 01-22-2004 07:10 PM
windows/linux partitions??? MeanJoshGreen Linux - Newbie 13 02-18-2002 08:29 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration