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Re: Mounting NTFS not supported??



On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 13:23, John Nall wrote:
> I have seen documentation that claims that one can mount an NTFS file
> system under Linux and read it.   That is, "mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1
> /mnt/windows" should work.  It does not, however -- an error message is
> given to the effect that the kernel does not support the ntfs file
> system.  (Yes, I tried NTFS also, just in case).
> 
> The manpage for mount indicates that it is supported, and the
> documentation that I saw earlier (a HOWTO) indicated that NTFS had been
> supported since the 2.2 kernel.
> 
> Anyone know the story???

The kernel-level ntfs support is considered unstable, and I believe that
RedHat chose not to include it when they built their kernels. A
recompile of the kernel, enabling NTFS read-only support, will fix the
problem for you.

-- 
Dave Sherman
MCSE, MCSA, CCNA
"If we wanted you to understand it, we wouldn't call it code."





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