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How to mount Windows files on Linux

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Hi i am new to this forum
I have installed Red hat linux
I want to mount the Windows files on the linux desktop...
What's da procedure for this...

thanks
kishore
 

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partition NTFS or FAT32??

The distribuition of linux is: Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu???

for NTFS install package:
see https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-ntfs/
see NTFS-3G for debian

for fat32 add a /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda5 /mnt/e auto noauto,user,exec 0 0


with
/dev/sda5 : device
/mnt/e : point mount

enjoy
 

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Hi Nanda5001,

Using the NTFS package works OK, but you cannot write from Linux, only read. If you format a partition on FAT32, you can both read and write, but the filenames are only 8.3 (like DOS), which is kind of a pain...
 

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The filenames on FAT32 are not restricted to 8.3.

Some distributions support NTFS write.
 

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for help on this issue write "man mount" and "man umount"

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Hughes, Which distributions support NTFS write? I certainly would like to have that capability...

In Fedora, and presumably also other Red Hat distributions, reading a FAT32 partition shows the 8.3 versions of the filenames, not the full ones that you see on the Windows side.
 

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Mandriva should support NTFS write.
The latest release of Debian (etch) should also support NTFS write.
 

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Hughes said:
The filenames on FAT32 are not restricted to 8.3.

Some distributions support NTFS write.

I'm disagree with you. You can only read but not write the NTFS.
 

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Bastos,

Have you implemented this? Details please. From the website it wasn't clear how to set it up ...
 

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dwayne22 said:
Bastos,

Have you implemented this? Details please. From the website it wasn't clear how to set it up ...

I have implement this in centos 4.4 and works fine.
Install fuse and then ntfs-3g.

Just follow the informations in this page: https://www.ntfs-3g.org/

Bastos
 

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manzion111 said:
Hughes said:
The filenames on FAT32 are not restricted to 8.3.

Some distributions support NTFS write.

I'm disagree with you. You can only read but not write the NTFS.

I have ever installed Mandrake 9.2 on my PC. One day, I mount my usb disk and copy some file to one of the partition. Then I found the partition was an NTFS partition. So Mandrake 9.2 should be able write NTFS partition, right?

But I really didn't find any documents about the ability of Mandrake to write NTFS partion. And now my linux isn't mandrake, I can't prove it now.

May be it was a mistake.
 

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Now if you kernel is 2.6x, the NTFS is support by the kernel. Update your linux kernel to 2.6x, you can solve all the problems.
 

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