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how to mount ntfs /hpfs under 7.1 or 7.3?

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2003 4:45 am
by farhanksa
how to mount ntfs /hpfs under 7.1 or 7.3?
is it possible to use under rh 8?

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:22 am
by newbie
now every new kernel has ntfs and hpfs read and write support but its dangerous. and it not depends on versions of linux. it depends on kernel.
as it is dangerous so every distribution only add its module for mount it as read-only , so you need a compiled kernel.

when you do "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"
there will be an option above all
Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/driver
enable it.

then enter in the "file systems" section
and enable
ntfs read-only support
then it wil show you another option
ntfs read-write support
enable it too.
same for hpfs support.
good luck!

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:21 pm
by fawad
apparently, the NTFS driver is still too unstable for redhat, so they don't bundle it with their distro. You can get it from I have no idea abt hpfs support.

i tried it

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 6:07 am
by farhanksa
i tried to insert ntfs suppoting module or use the rpm but canot ...........errors........i will try again ......but i still remember that once i had dont it i dont remember in rh 8 or mandrake 9
it seams i have to recompile yhe kernel to avoide the errors