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Wheelman2004
Ok, I'm using Fedora Core 2, and in order to get my printer and winmodem to work, I need to access my Windows partition on my main hard drive. I've tried the MOUNT command, but I must be doing something wrong, as I'm fairly new to Linux. Apparently, Linux can't recognize the NTFS file format, as after entering a correct mount command, it says that the file system type is unrecognizable. The master drive is a 40 GB Western Digital hard drive w/ one NTFS partition containing Win XP (hda). The slave drive is a 4.6 GB Western Digital drive w/ one partition containg Fedora Core 2 (hdb).
michaelk
FC does not include NTFS support in its default kernel. Go to the post web site and down load the RPM for FC2. BTW this is read only.

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

If you want to share files between the two OS's IMHO your safest choice is to create a FAT32 partition. There is also the captive project but I do not have any experience using it.

http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
Termina
captive uses an existing windows install to handle NTFS writing. (ntfs.sys, and ntoskrnl.exe).

I've used it a bit, and had no problems with it. It seems stable writing/deleting.

It does eat up quite a bit of memory though, so if you're low on ram and you have a large NTFS parition, it isn't for you.
Wheelman2004
QUOTE (Termina @ Nov 3 2004, 09:52 AM)
captive uses an existing windows install to handle NTFS writing. (ntfs.sys, and ntoskrnl.exe).

I've used it a bit, and had no problems with it. It seems stable writing/deleting.

It does eat up quite a bit of memory though, so if you're low on ram and you have a large NTFS parition, it isn't for you.

Gah... I only have 256 MB of RAM, and my NTFS partition is 40 GB. Looks like that counts me out... but thanks for the suggestion anyways! I guess I'll have to wait until Christmas when my total amount of RAM is raised to 512 MB...
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