[blfs-support] Read ntfs file system

spiky martynvidler at aol.com
Mon Feb 27 13:36:57 PST 2012

On 27/02/12 21:28, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> spiky wrote:
>> On 27/02/12 20:43, Andrew Benton wrote:
>>> 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
>> Hi
>> Here is the config file
>> #
>> # DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems
>> #
>> So i,m not sure why the same usb drive wont mount on my new blfs but
>> will on other 1
>> Output of mount -v /dev/sdb
>> i will try ntfs
>> mount unkown filesystem type ntfs
>> mount -v -t ntfs
>> just gives mount unkown filesystem type ntfs
>> Those mount commands are both incomplete.  You need to do
>> mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sdb1 /mnt
>> assuming the ntfs partition is the 1st partition on the second drive.
>> Change to mount point to what you need.
>>     -- Bruce
Yes I know they were incomplete I just didn't think you would need the 
whole command I did use the correct command sorry for not putting it all in,
  So Is there a problem with the Kernel ???? I would like to think this 
is unlikley

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