Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70346
mount-2.11n-12.7.3 compiled with ntfs support
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
kernel-2.4.18-5 has no ntfs modules, however mount-2.11n-12.7.3 was compiled
with ntfs support. In consequence, any attempt to autodetect the filesystem type
on a partition/disk fails with the error:
"mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a ext3 filesystem on a disk partition;
2.mount /dev/partition /mnt/new
Actual Results: mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
Expected Results: filesystem type is autodetected as being ext3 and filesystem
The same happens with any filesystem if the type is not specifically mentioned
or fstab field is set to "auto".
It's likely that the partition in question was previously an NTFS filesystem, because
otherwise mount wouldn't be trying to mount it as ntfs AFAICS. An open bug in e2fsprogs
means that the old filesystem's magic may still be there when a new ext filesystem is
created. If you have the ability to re-mkfs the partition, do 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/partition
count=1' before mkfs -t ext3. Otherwise, specify the filesystem type explicitly.