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# 8  
Old 11-27-2007
Take also into account that, in case you compiled the driver as a module, it should be loaded before you mount it.
# 9  
Old 11-27-2007
Originally Posted by matrixmadhan
Am not aware of that!

Is there any supporting link on how to achieve this ?


# 10  
Old 11-27-2007
yeah I had supporting link..........here I am copying part of the document.......
plz check it............

I had used this driver and its working successfully mounting and unmounting ........
but when I edit my /etc/fstab then during boot up and shut down it shows lot of errors..........like unable to mount filesystem......
and during shutdown...it shows
block devices not supported on your fs........segment fault....different pid, ppids
etc....lot of things I ddnr able to recall those errors..........

here is the link as you asked me........
The driver is in STABLE status. The test methods, the test suites used and
testimonials can be found on

NTFS-3G Read/Write Driver Quality

News, support answers, problem submission instructions, support and discussion
forums, performance numbers and other information are available on the project
web site at

NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver


Make sure you have the basic Linux development tools and the full FUSE
package (FUSE: Filesystem in Userspace) is already installed correctly on
the computer. Then type:

make install # or 'sudo make install' if you aren't root.


If there was no error during installation then the NTFS volume can be
read-write mounted for everybody the following way (unmount the volume if
it was already mounted, and replace /dev/hda1 and /mnt/windows, if needed):

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

If your Operating System vendor didn't setup your language specific settings
then you may also need to set the 'locale' mount option to make all filenames
with national characters visible. Replace the below en_US.UTF-8 with the
appropriate setting. You can find more information about his topic at
NTFS-3G Read/Write Driver Support

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o locale=en_US.UTF-8

Please see the ntfs-3g manual page for more options and examples.

You can also make NTFS to be mounted during boot by putting the below
line at the __END__ of the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
# 11  
Old 11-29-2007
Is there any solution ????????
# 12  
Old 11-29-2007
Originally Posted by arunchaudhary19
Is there any solution ????????
What kernel version do you use? Does it use initrd?

If your problem is what I mentioned (the driver at boot time), you have a few options:
- Modify rour initrd image, if you use one, so that the driver is loaded before the mounts.
- Recompile the kernel with ntfs support (NOT as a module).
- Probably some other that I'm not aware ofSmilie

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