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  1. #1

    Mounting a Hard Disk Drive

    I am a newbie to linux,
    I currently have Redhat 9.0 on a Sony Viao Desktop with WinXP home installed on it too.
    I was wondering if i could mount my windows HDD in linux, so i can access files that i used in WinXP in Linux. I tried mounting it, and it gives me this error:

    [root@localhost mnt]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
    or too many mounted file systems

    I had created the directory and all, and it didn't work. I tried the hardware browser, but it seems useless. Does anyone know how to mount my Windows file contaning HDD in Linux.



  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Don't you use NTFS on it?

  3. #3
    but what is the command line, as i copied the one i used beffore from some webapge.

    i tried subbing the"vfat" with "ntfs" and i got the following error:

    [root@localhost mnt]# mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win1
    mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

    I know it should be NTFS, but how?


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  5. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Most current distributions ship with NTFS support, as far as I know. What distribution are you using?
    Anyway, the worst thing that can happen is that you have to recompile your kernel to include NTFS support, so at least it's not that bad. I just think that there might very well be an easier way than that.

  6. #5
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    check ur distro cd's for anythign about ntfs utils or something, i fu cant find anything go to and search for "ntfs" after settign the advanced thing to ur distro

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