I've read different threads on how to access different disk partitions from Linux, and tried to mount my winXP partition. I did an 'fdisk -l /dev/hda' first, and found out that winXP is on hda1, and is a NTFS/(HPTS?, is that the correct accronym?) file system. I know that Linux and NTFS partitions don't get along particularlly well, but all i want access to this partition for is for music files
So I create a /dev/win dir, and then edit the /etc/fstab file tto contain the following:
/dev/hda1 /mnt/winhd auto user,defaults 0 0
Then I made the icon for easy mount/unmount'ing, I made sure to try both leaving the "Read Only" box first marked and then unmarked ... as root, I then opened up a console window and tried to first access the partition from there ... and I got the following error:
error: kernel does not support mounting of ntfs file system
I am running RedHat 7.3, and am clueless as to what to do ... do i need to rebuild the kernel possiblly to allow for such support? or is there some rpm package I need?
Thanks in advance (warning: automatic linux newbie qualifier )