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Linux n00b questions.....

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Apr 3, 2002
if you have the ntfs kernel module loaded, the following will work:

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs

just make sure the mount point exists and that the ntfs module is loaded


Senior Member
Jun 8, 2002
BTW, the command lsmod will show you a list of all the loaded modules.

Remember that if a device is not listed in the fstab, with the "user" option, you have to be root to mount or unmount it. Were you root when you attempted to mount your ntfs partition?


Jul 25, 2001
Austin, tx, usa
you could always recomplie the kernel with the driver enabled in the kernel. I did that for my sound card and it works better then it did with alsa another thing you may wanna google to check out. As for running windows apps in linux win4lin is great it is what i use (i know i am a bad linux person) But i didn't really like gimp and i really like photoshop and crossover wasn't cutting it. To get this to wrok tho you will need a vailid windows 98 or ME disk and you they have a trail you can download to see if you like it first. You will have to etheir complie a new kernel ( not hard but intimidating your first time :)) or you can install one of their precomplied kernels. If your planning on sticking with linux i would suggest trying to complie your own don't for get to back up your current if you do this.

ArBiTaL 24

There is no spoon
Aug 17, 2002
I recently hit a rough patch in Win2k and ad to format, so i lost linux. I've got enough XP probs right now, so it'll have to wait till later.
However, i will come back to it later and i'll referance this post if i need more help. I've saved this page to disk also so i can print it off and/or referance to it at a later date

Thanks for all your help :)

FleshEating Bob

Aug 31, 2002
I forget.
Hey, sorry to threadjack, but I've got a bit of n00b Q too: ATi's web site has two Linux Radeon drivers, one for Xfree 4.1.0 and one for Xfree 4.2.0; How do I find out which version of Xfree I have?:confused: (This is on Red Hat 9, BTW) Thanks.