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Hi ! I can't mount NTFS partition. When I try Code: #mount -r -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/nt I get the message Code: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock ...
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    problem mounting NTFS


    Hi !

    I can't mount NTFS partition. When I try
    Code:
     #mount -r -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/nt
    I get the message
    Code:
     mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb,
    or too many mounted file systems
    while on freeBSD 4.3 and 4.7 it is mounted just fine
    This partition was created in Windows 2000 and was advanced to dynamic disk

    My Linux distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.0
    Kernel: 2.4.19, which I've compiled with ntfs support, and
    Code:
     cat /proc/filesystems
    shows that ntfs support is enabled

    The disk is IDE primary slave, 60Gb and this is the only partition on the disk.[/b]

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    /dev/hdb refers to the disk itself, including MBR and everything. To refer to the first partition, use /dev/hdb1.

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    this is what I'm doing

    if you look at my first message:
    Code:
     mount -r -t ntfs
    /dev/hdb1
    Code:
     /mnt/nt
    I have just checked and found out that simple ntfs partitions are mounted just fine. So I wonder if this all because my partition is compressed or it is a dynamic volume.

    Maybe I should address dynamic disks in some different way ? In terms of freeBSD the disk should be addressed as
    Code:
     /dev/ad2
    , the slice :
    Code:
     /dev/ad2s1
    (which is equvalent to /dev/hdb1 in Linux) and the volume:
    Code:
     /dev/ad2s1a
    Does Linux support addressing logical disks inside the partition ?

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    Oh, sorry, I missed that.
    Anyway, no, linux does not have support for dynamic disks built it, but there is a kernel option for it under File Systems/Partition Types. It's still marked experimental, but I guess you'll just have to try it.

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