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Old 7th January 2007, 02:37 PM
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NooB questioning....

Does Feodora core 6 support ntfs (i ment will feodora find ntfs drive and regognize it)
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Old 7th January 2007, 02:43 PM
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yes, but not by default, you need to install the driver and configure mounting as follows

Code:
su -
rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
yum install kmod-ntfs
modprobe ntfs

then add a line like this to /etc/fstab (to find which device your ntfs partitions are on type 'fdisk -l'

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs ro,umask=0222 0 0

and create the mount point with 'mkdir /mnt/win_c'

then 'mount -a' to mount it (it will automount on reboot)

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Old 7th January 2007, 02:44 PM
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with kmod-ntfspackage from livna repository it does but you have to manually mount it or edit /etc/fstab
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Old 7th January 2007, 02:46 PM
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not off hand but there is a program you can install called ntfs-3g
yum install ntfs-3g (I think)
this will give you read / write access to an ntfs partition

Edit: the kmod only gives read access
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Old 7th January 2007, 03:53 PM
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I've tested ntfs-3g a little bit and it seems to work well (no guarantees though). Here's my fstab entry using ntfs-3g:

Code:
/dev/sda7   /mnt/test   ntfs-3g   dmask=022,fmask=133,locale=hu_HU.UTF-8,user 0 0
EDIT: I can't find where I got that fstab line from - the instructions here should work: ntfs-3g home page

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Old 7th January 2007, 04:02 PM
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remember to that when the kernel changes the kmod will also need to be updated to match the new kernel .
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Old 7th January 2007, 04:20 PM
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one more reason to use ntfs-3g
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Old 7th January 2007, 04:24 PM
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might be worth checking to if the right kernel has been installed?
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Old 10th January 2007, 04:31 PM
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thx... a lot......
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Old 10th January 2007, 08:13 PM
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Captive is another option that may be worth looking into.. it uses windows native ntfs drivers so you'll need a copy of WinXP on your system to begin with. the legality of this is debatable.

the problem with all these options is that ntfs access in linux is slow. great for small files, even lots of small files. terrible for big( > 5 or 600 mb) files

personally i use ntfs-3g and have had few problems.
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Old 11th January 2007, 03:01 AM
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the problem with all these options is that ntfs access in linux is slow. great for small files, even lots of small files. terrible for big( > 5 or 600 mb) files
I don't find the read-only kmod-ntfs module slow for my purposes, eg streaming audio and video files (>1Gb), reading large pdfs, chms.

For most users the ntfs and ntfs-3g modules are suitable, I just don't want ANY risk to messing up my ntfs partitions, hence I don't use the ntfs-3g module, although I'm sure it's very safe.

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Old 11th January 2007, 03:46 AM
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I don't find the read-only kmod-ntfs module slow for my purposes, eg streaming audio and video files (>1Gb), reading large pdfs, chms.
I was speaking in terms of moving large files btw ntfs and linux native file systems.. i should have been more specific. the kmod-ntfs driver is quite suitable for waching vids or listening to tunes from an ntfs partition.

ntfs-3g is fairly safe.. i use it and have not had any probs, also ive not read to many others complaining on the web. the ntfs-3g.org website has some interesting info as well.
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