ntsf

Asked by faiello on 2005-09-17

How i can see ntsf file system?

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Dean Sas
Solved:
2005-09-18
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2005-12-10
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2005-09-22
Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1

You can view NTFS file systems by entering these commands in the terminal:

sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_backup
sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Find out which hard drive partition the file system is on and substitute /dev/hda1 for the correct partition, /dev/hda1 will probably be the correct result for the "C:" drive in windows.

Append the following line at the end of file:
/dev/hda1 /media/windows ntfs nls=utf8,umask=0222 0 0

Save the file.

Enter this command in the terminal:
sudo mount -a

You should then be able to browse the filesystem in the /media/windows folder. Note however that the filesystem will be read only, as writing to ntfs partitions is considered dangerous

To elaborate on the statement: "Find out which hard drive partition the file system is on"

You can find out which hard drive devices are connected to your computer by entering the following command "ls /dev/hd*" (w/o quotes).

I needed to do this to find a second hard drive in my system.

faiello (faiello) said : #3

Tahnk you