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Old 03-27-2005, 01:21 AM   #1
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problem at mounting ntfs

Hello all,

I just want to mount my sata disk (ntfs) to the Slackware but it says :

Warning/NTFS calume version is Win2k+ : Mounting read-only

i wrote these lines to the fstab but it gives same warning.

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/ntfs-hdb1 ntfs rw 1 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/ntfs-sda1 ntfs rw 1 0
/dev/sda5 /mnt/ntfs-sda5 ntfs rw 1 0

how can i mount my ntfs partition for reading and writing? and what are the meaning of
those numbers? 1 0

Thanks all.
Old 03-27-2005, 01:38 AM   #2
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I will answer the second part of your question!

as you can see, the numbers you asked about are located in the 5th and 6th column of /etc/fstab, here's a brief discription of these columns:

The 5th column in /etc/fstab is the dump option. Dump checks it and uses the number to decide if a filesystem should be backed up. If it's zero, dump will ignore that filesystem. If you take a look at the example fstab, you'll notice that the 5th column is zero in most cases.

The 6th column is a fsck option. fsck looks at the number in the 6th column to determine in which order the filesystems should be checked. If it's zero, fsck won't check the filesystem.
you can read more about thishere
Old 03-27-2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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ntfs writing is just experimental in linux.
you cannot really use it.
( it'll mess up your disk )

Old 03-27-2005, 11:38 AM   #4
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For writeing you will need a kernel compiled to do so and Linux-NTFS

It seems to be going quite well but is not an easy task just yet.

I won't make a bet with some important o sensitive data.

But that is the general idea, I hope it helps you out!!

Old 03-28-2005, 12:31 PM   #5
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if i find a way too,i'll reply here.
Thanks all.

Last edited by tekin; 03-28-2005 at 12:41 PM.


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