View Full Version : How do i access an ntfs hard drive from linux

25th October 2006, 11:12 PM

I just installed linux on my PC and i am trying to access some music files on a sata hard drive which is formatted with the NTFS filesystem. I am new to linux, so i am not completely fimiliar with commands in the terminal but i can do some. IS there any simplistic way i could view and use these files in FC5?



26th October 2006, 01:45 AM
I just installed FC6 and this is what I did:


(hiberphoptik's post, I used this to figure it out)

Use your program manager to add "fuse".

Use your program manager to add "ntfs-3g".

Accessories>Terminal and type "mount"

This will display the drives avaliable. Remember the /dev/disksizename you want to mount

Still in that Terminal type: "mkdir /mnt/anynameofmyharddrive"

And use hiberphoptik's advice of in the terminal of:

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/disksizename /mnt/anynameofmyharddrive

Navigate to /mnt/anynameofmyharddrive to see your files

* You may need root acccess. Type "su" and then enter the password and continue with the commands. Hope this works for you on FC5. If you edit the fstab file on your system similar mount command as this. It will mount the harddrive each time it starts your computer.