problem mounting NTFS
I can't mount NTFS partition. When I try
I get the message
#mount -r -t ntfs /dev/hdb1 /mnt/nt
while on freeBSD 4.3 and 4.7 it is mounted just fine
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb,
or too many mounted file systems
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
shows that ntfs support is enabled
The disk is IDE primary slave, 60Gb and this is the only partition on the disk.[/b]
/dev/hdb refers to the disk itself, including MBR and everything. To refer to the first partition, use /dev/hdb1.
this is what I'm doing
if you look at my first message:
/dev/hdb1 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 , the slice : (which is equvalent to /dev/hdb1 in Linux) and the volume: Does Linux support addressing logical disks inside the partition ?
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.