I have managed to get a NTFS partition working with RedHat 9.0, but I have to mount it every time I log in. The process I go through is an auto-login as a user, then jump into "su" through xterm and mount the partitions with following command.
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/ntfs -t ntfs -o umask=0222
Which allows me as a user to access it through a shortcut from my desktop, and through XMMS.
I have tried various fstab rules to automatically mount this at boot - but they all fail.
Does anybody have the correct rule in which to add to my fstab file to get it to mount at boot properly?
PS - I haven't mucked around with the uid and gid options in the fstab directory. I know that uid is the user name of my account - but I was unsure oif what the gid entry was.
/dev/hda3 /mnt/ntfs ntfs auto,owner,fmask=111 0 0
This is what I use.
Thanks for the reply - first time failed, didn't catch the loadup screen to see if it properly failed - but I couldn't access it from my user account.
What is the formatting of the text in the fstab file - is there spaces or tabs between the entries?
I entered exactly this at the end of my "/etc/fstab" file, on new line
/dev/hda3 [TAB] /mnt/ntfs [TAB] ntfs [TAB] auto[COMMA] owner [COMMA] fmask=111 [TAB] 0 [TAB] 0 [ENTER]
and during boot it failed.
The message said something like the following
Wrong fs, bad superblock on dev/hda3, too many file systems mounted
Here is a copy of my fstab file
Thanks for your continued help .
Did you compile NTFS support, either into your kernel or as a module?
I downloaded the ntfs RedHat RPM from here
and then installed that, using the usual means.
I can mount the volume manually, using the comment made in one of my previous posts, it just doesn't like mouting during boot.
Don't Worry - Be Happy
Last Night I got it fixed.
For those that are not interested I thought I would share it with those who were.
I fluked this by modifying the fstab file and put in the following entry:
/dev/hda3 /mnt/ntfs ntfs auto,owner,umask=0222 0 0
Could it have been simpler?
It seems I have been dancing around the correct answer for quite a while
Thankyou for all of your help TheOneKEA!
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