Accessing an NTFS partition

igueths at igueths at
Tue Dec 17 09:58:53 EST 2002

Hi. You do have the syntax correct. Only thing I would watch out for is last 
time I rebuilt the kernel, I saw a blurb about it being dangerous to enable 
NTFS_WRITE support. I'm just not clear on whether or not the reason for that is 
because that module isn't very stable for widespread use, or whether there is 
some other reason. I will check on that when I get back to my Linux machine 
which won't be for a while. 
> Firstly you need ntfs support compiled as a module or as part of the
> kernel.
> Then you mount the drive and tell the mount that it is ntfs.
> I think the mount statement looks something like:
> mount -t ntfs [device] [mount point]
> Check the man page for mount to make sure that the syntax is correct,
> because I am doing it from the top of my head.
> note: [device] is the ntfs drive, and [mount point] is the directory
> that you are going to attach the ntfs drive to. so you may want to
> create a directory in /mnt something like ntfs.
> mkdir /mnt/ntfs
> HTH!
> Steve Dawes
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