Bug 119153 - Problem mounting NTFS filesystem.
Problem mounting NTFS filesystem.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-03-25 13:00 EST by Timothy Curnew
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-03-25 14:47:55 EST
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Description Timothy Curnew 2004-03-25 13:00:27 EST
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Description of problem:
The mount command will not mount an NTFS hdd. Exact log as follows:

[solmnic@cae88-122-154 solmnic]$ su root
[root@cae88-122-154 solmnic]# cd /mnt/
[root@cae88-122-154 mnt]# mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
[root@cae88-122-154 mnt]# mount -t auto /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
[root@cae88-122-154 mnt]# mount -t NTFS /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows
mount: fs type NTFS not supported by kernel

Added ntfs entry to /etc/filesystems
Attempted entry addition to /proc/filesystems - wouldn't override.
Tried compatible file systems. No luck.

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See log in description.

Actual Results:  Refusal to mount device.

Expected Results:  Device mounting to specified directory.

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For cross-platform servers, this can be a large problem. A dual-boot
setup for using MS StreamCAST server software, then booting to Linux
for normal server use, and not being able to retrieve StreamCAST data
for logging and reviewing of security flaws can be quite horrid. Also,
data loss from Platform-to-Platform migration is a serious issue.
Comment 1 Sahil Verma 2004-03-25 14:03:11 EST

Fedora kernels won't have NTFS support out of the box. You will need
to compile the NTFS module. And NTFS write support is experimental.
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-03-25 14:47:55 EST
Sahil is correct. You need to compile NTFS support into the kernel
yourself. Closing NOTABUG.

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