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  1. #1

    Mounting NTFS

    Hello friends,

    I have a question, I am running REDHAT 8 with a NT partition. I was just wondering that how can I brows and copy files from my Windows partition?

    What does this line means:
    compile your kernel with CONFIG_NTFS_FS set to 'y' or 'm' (2.4.x: under the filesystem section)?

    What, do I would have to compile the kernel and in which compiler, what does it means by compiling the kernel?

    I was just reading these below mentioned lines posted on the internet, but could get any idea :-[


    In a nutshell, you need 2 things:

    1. NTFS support in your Linux kernel
    2. the appropriate line in your /etc/fstab.

    For #1, compile your kernel with CONFIG_NTFS_FS set to 'y' or 'm' (2.4.x:
    under the filesystem section)
    For #2, have a line similar to the following in /etc/fstab:

    /dev/hda3 /mnt/dos ntfs
    defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=022,user 0 0

    uid=1000 and gid=1000 as well as umask and user and not mandatory options.
    'defaults' will do just fine except that only root will be able to read from
    the NTFS partition. man mount is your friend.

    Once you have 1 and 2, you can just do 'mount /mnt/dos' and you should be
    all set.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2001

    Re:Mounting NTFS

    There is a PET here on how to do it. Basically NTFS support just means that the kernel knows what it is, and how to use it. Have a look at the PET here
    if you don't understand it just let us know

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    Re:Mounting NTFS

    i just updated the PET to include a link to the ntfs page with precompiled modules.

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