i ahve a system which is dual boot system .
windows XP -- primary partition
liinux fedora core -- extented partition
my partitions in windows are NTFS . how do i view them in fedora
In order to access NTFS file system you need install special module i.e. driver. It can be downloaded from following url
Select your Fedora Core Linux version and then download appropriate driver according to your kernel version.
To find out your kernel version use following command:
Once downloaded driver use rpm command to install it:Code:uname -r
Now to mount NTFS windows XP system partition use mount command:Code:rpm -ihv kernel-ntfs*
ORCode:mkdir -p /mnt/c mount -t ntfs /dev/hdXY /mnt/c
Use fdisk -l command to find out name of NTFS partion:Code:mount -t ntfs -o nls=utf8 /dev/hdXY /mnt
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firstname.lastname@example.org (8th September 2012)
thanks for the help
Windows uses a different filesystem (NTFS) to store files. In order for Fedora to read that filesystem, you require NTFS support in your kernel. There are multiple ways now to support NTFS in Linux. The following solution uses NTFS-3G which uses "Fuse" support in more recent kernels.
NOTE: As of Fedora 7, devices previously referenced by /dev/hda and /dev/hdb will be referenced by /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (respectively).
To setup NTFS access you must (1) install NTFS support, (2) check how many partitions you have, (3) create mount points, (4) mount partitions, and (5) update fstab to mount at next boot.
1. Install NTFS Support
The software required for NTFS support is included in the DVD installation. If not, install using yum:
[mirandam@charon ~]$ OpenDNS yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g
Users without yum, either download or use your Fedora 7 DVD to install the following RPM's: fuse, fuse-lib and ntfs-3g.
2. Check Your Partitions
Use fdisk to list partitions. Most ATA hard drives will be /dev/sda. Drives may also show up as /dev/sdb depending on your configuration.
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo /sbin/fdisk -lu /dev/sda | grep NTFS
Usually the first will be a drive "letter": C drive, next D, etc. Hence /dev/sda1 is my C:\ drive used by Windows.
3. Create Mount Points
For every partition in step 2 that you wish to access, you will need a "mount point". A mount point is just a directory. Common directories are: /media/ and /mnt/. Use whichever, but be consistent.
[mirandam@charon ~]$ cd /media/ [mirandam@charon media]$ sudo mkdir c_drive d_drive e_drive
You do not have to use these names, if you prefer to create folders such as 'movies', 'documents', or 'winxp', any name will work (recommended without spaces).
4. Mount Partitions
Using the NTFS-3G we can either mount the NTFS partitions read-only or read-write. For new users, read-only is recommended.
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -o umask=0222
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /media/d_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -o umask=0222
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda3 /media/e_drive -t ntfs-3g -r -o umask=0222
Read/Write Access: The above is for read-only access. In order to mount read/write, you must use the -rw -o umask=0000.
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/c_drive -t ntfs-3g -rw -o umask=0000
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Please run man mount to understand what umask= does.
5. Update /etc/fstab
Every time Fedora boots, the partitions must be mounted. To automatically mount, you must edit /etc/fstab.
Open /etc/fstab in an editor: (use nano instead of gedit if you do not have a GUI)
[mirandam@charon ~]$ sudo gedit /etc/fstab
Add these lines to the END of the file:
/dev/sda1 /media/c_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/sda2 /media/d_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/sda3 /media/e_drive ntfs-3g ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
Read/Write Access: The above is for read-only access. In order to mount read/write, you must use the rw,defaults,umask=0000. Example:
/dev/sda1 /media/c_drive ntfs-3g rw,defaults,umask=0000 0 0
For more help Check out
Personal Fedora 7 Installation Guide
I am not able to install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g. So at very first place, i am not able to run run. following error message is encountered
[root@localhost /]# yum install fuse fuse-libs ntfs-3g
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...re-6&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
Can you guide me what to de?
i am using fedora. output of uname -a is
[root@localhost /]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:37:32 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I have recieve same error message withn this command
My laptop has two hard drives. I had Vista installed on one Disk and I installed Fedora Core 10 on the second hard drive. My install of Fedora recognized my NTFS hard drive with the default install. Any ideas why it did this for me and not for others?
Me too using the Duel boot ................
can any one post the link for the kernel-ntfs .Rpm for to download
Thanks for info, is there any application for to detect Linux ext3 partition in windows O/S,Will it possible
To get windows ntfs mounted on linux the best tool ntfs-3g with fuse - not the RPM but from the source package.
for ntfs-3g - go to tuxera open communicate page and download the latest source version.
for fuse- just google search linux fuse - the first link will point you to the sourceforge page. download the source from there.
I believe you have to install fuse before ntfs-3g.
mount commands for ntfs-3g will be available in documentation.
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