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Hi there guys i am really really new to linux and i am trying to mount an ntfs drive which is in my external hard drive case (USB), it has founs the USB drive and i think it can see the size and stuff for for the life of me i cant seem to mount it i have looked up a lot of things on the web and cant find anything that can help


Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1       19457   156288321   42  SFS


this is what i can see


[root@www ~]# mount /dev/sda1 /home/adam/usb -t ntfs -r
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

this is how i try and mount it and the error i get, any help would be good i have been trying to do this for about a week now and it is crapping me off
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#1 -> Go to this link.  linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/redhat9.html" target="_blank" onclick="return openNew(this.href);">http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/rpm/redhat9.html
#2 -> Download the rpm that matches your kernel version (check with uname -r)
#3 -> in a shell, type:   rpm -Uvh kernel-ntfs*.rpm
#4 -> if you have corrected the /etc/fstab entry as stated below

dev/sda1        /home/adam/usb   ntfs      ro,auto,exec,user,umask=002 0 0

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U can search for the rpm depends on the version of your linux.
http://data.linux-ntfs.org/googlesearch/index.php
 I have assued redhat 9 for u in the above comment.
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no i am using ferdoa 4
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For Fedora 4 ,download and install the rpm which matches your kernel from the below link
http://www.linux-ntfs.org/content/view/129/65/
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As i said i am very new to this, there are a lot of link on the page what is different between them
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ok i have got it working now but for some reason i cant access the folder it say i dont have promission, how do i have it so it is open to everyone
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