Monday, October 6, 2008

How to mount NTFS (Windows file system) in Fedora 7?

As root from the console or xterm session type: yum install fuse ntfs-3g

Example /etc/fstab file line entry;
/dev/sda1  /media/Windows  ntfs-3g auto,users,uid=0,gid=500,umask=000,rw 0 0
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows

now you can access your ntfs file in /mnt/windows directory.


Step 1: Type the below command in the Terminal as root

fdisk -l

Edit: It is the letter 'L' in lowercase. Some users thought it was 1(numeric one). There is a space between fdisk and -l.

You will see tabular data like below.
fdisk -l screenshot

We only want information from Device and System columns. In the first row, we see a device /dev/sda1 with the file system HPFS/NTFS. This is the Windows XP C drive. Let's access this drive using the mount command. The mount command helps us to attach the Windows C Drive to any directory on the Linux file system.
Step 2:

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

This will attach the Windows C drive to the /mnt directory. Now you can see the files and folders in your Windows C Drive at /mnt. You can add an entry in your fstab file to mount the Windows directory every time you boot Linux.

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