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Hey there! I recently installed h3knix 1.7.8, a newly developed distro, and, after two hours of tries, and 2 installations, I managed to compile the kernel, and get X up ...
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    NTFS not supported by kernel


    Hey there!

    I recently installed h3knix 1.7.8, a newly developed distro, and, after two hours of tries, and 2 installations, I managed to compile the kernel, and get X up and running.

    But that's not my problem.

    My problem is that, although my windoze partitions are fine and healthy (meaning, I can boot with windoze normally from GRUB), I cannot mount them to /mnt. I do mkdir /mnt/hda1 in order to create a folder to which I will mount /dev/hda1, and then I do mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1. I get the following error:

    mount:fs type ntfs not supported by kernel

    Someone told me to recompile the kernel, but I don't know where to go and what options to check/uncheck in order to make it work. Besides, he told me some options, but they were for read-only support. What about read-write support on both NTFS and FAT32/16 ?

    Thanks for your help. Looking forward to seeing your replies, everyone!




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    FAT32 support should be native. For read-write support for ntfs, try captive-ntfs http://freshmeat.net/projects/captive/

    There is native read-write support for ntfs in the 2.6 series kernel (if you compile your kernel with it), but the write support is still experimental and a bit dicey.
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    Yeh, u say u made the kernel urself?

    You need to do:
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    cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig
    go into Filesystems and enable ntfs support

    Then to make the kernel, just do what you did before.
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    Yes, I did make the kernel by myself, although I have no previous experience in compiling kernels... :P

    I did some research on captive NTFS, and I found out that it will either let you have complete read-write permissions on your NTFS drives, or mess up your partitions completely... Won't take the risk. :P I wil remain at the read-only stage for now.

    I also have another question, although I would normally have to start a new thread: What kind of things/modules should I remove from the kernel compilation menu in order to boot my *nix faster?

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    basically anything that's not used. I have the modules for my hardware compiled into the kernel, and in addidion, frame buffer, apart from that, that's bout it (i think) My kernel image is 2.2MB, it's a bit bloated tho, and i cant work out what i got extra..... apart from not modularising stuff.
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