Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75247
NTFS File System
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
The current version of kernel don't allow to mount partitions NTFS (Windows XP).
My etc/fstab is:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 /mnt/win1 ntfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win2 vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Edit the etc/fstab file
2.Add your partition witch NTFS
3.Save and reboot
I know that RH doesn't include the ntfs.o module in the kernel package. This
module is necessary for NTFS support. I also realize that it's still considered
to be an experimental module by the official kernel maintainers (which may be
why RH doesn't include it). The maintainers consider read-only support for NTFS
to be stable, but read-write support to be a bit shaky still.
Would there be any way for RH to at least enable read-only support (or even
read-write access, provided that a "no support here" policy is explicitly
stated) for this module?
I just checked. NTFS was listed as experimental in RH7.3, so was ext3.
I would also like to see NTFS read-only support built into the kernel. I think
many users would no longer need to make a custom kernel. The kernel build is
first rate in the RH8.0 release and includes just about every module I need.
IPV6 support, VLAN .. etc. Just about anything I would want. I do not mind
making the kernel. I program in Linux for a living. But then again I know a lot
of users would love to not have to learn how just to add this one option.
You know it would not be a bard idea to make the 'ntfs.o' module available for
download based on the released kernel.
Greg - Just another Linux nut.
We've been asking for this for a long time. Bug 65749 arjanv confirmed that
NTFS read-only is safe to use, but they don't know if it is legally possible to
include the module with the distribution.
Here's another nudge to ask Red Hat to check with the lawyers.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/