[blfs-support] Read ntfs file system

Andrew Benton b3nton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 12:43:09 PST 2012


On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:58:53 +0000
spiky <martynvidler at aol.com> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> I have stared another Blfs 7.0 build and I,m having trouble with NTFS 
> file system, I have built the 3.3 kernel marking all ntfs boxes. The 
> build for blfs doesn't have anything installed except ssl, ssh a few 
> graphics libraries. What  do I need to add to be able to read ntfs, My 
> other blfs system reads ntfs but I have installed alot of other 
> software, so maybe it was something that I had already installed, my 
> other blfs uses 3.2 kernel FYI

To be able to mount an ntfs partition read only requires compiling the
kernel with ntfs support. I think you also need to compile in NLS,
support for the locale that the filesystem is in. You don't need to
install any other software, it's all about the kernel config.

Andy



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