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Old 09-08-2003, 09:20 AM   #1
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Question How to mount NTFS (winXP) FS ?

How do I mount the WinXP partitions that is on my hda1 and multiple pations and access these files in RH Linux 9 ?

Thanks for the help!
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You should be able to mount it simply using:

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

of course, change /mnt/hda1 to whatever you want...

The driver is read-only still - you should convert it to fat32 if you want to transfer files between Linux and the WinXP partition.
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Will try today.. thanks

Thank you all for the information.

When I tried to mount, it gave the error message "ntfs is not supported". As information given by DrOzz, will install and try to mount.

Thanks again DrOzz.

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the link above will teach you step by step and instruction for which ntfs driver file support to download that suits your machine and they'll guide you in installing the driver and mounting it to you rh9 and other troubleshooting and FAQs
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A typical /etc/fstab line for mounting a NTFS filesystem automatically on boot up.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0222,auto,ro 0 0

Red Hat currently doesn’t include a NTFS driver because of uncertainties surrounding the legal status of the driver.

So - to READ a NTFS partition from Red Hat, you can either:
  • Download and install an RPM – or
  • Compile your kernel

Go to Demmylls Sourceforge link for the RPM.
Old 09-09-2003, 06:57 AM   #7
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I had the same question and was sent HERE...check it out. It helped here and now windows is gone forever!! ha ha ha ha

sorry demmylls...wasnt reading the posts close enough there

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Old 05-20-2004, 02:04 PM   #8
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Check out captive-ntfs is supports both read/write

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