Accessing an NTFS partition

Igor Gueths igueths at
Tue Dec 17 14:30:14 EST 2002

Hi all. Sorry for the duplicate post don't know why that happened.
Apparently NTFS write support is not well-tested (not complete either). As
a result, the FS can get damaged. Look at
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/ for more info on this.

May you code in the power of the source,
may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 igueths at wrote:

> 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!
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