Mount NTFS partition in Solaris

     In multiboot system if your have Windows with NTFS filesystem and you wanted read-only support this utlity can mount the NTFS filesystem in Solaris.

     This project http://mount-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ NTFS Mount (Solaris), UFS Reader (Windows XP) has released utils for NTFS support for Solaris and UFS reader support for Windows vice-versa so that you can access data across . The idea here is to use NFSv2 server that has the ability to read raw blocks from a block device and interpret the raw data as per the NTFS on-disk format. You can use the existing NFS client in Solaris to mount via the loopback interface.

Download the binaries from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=169514
\* Warning You use this program on your own risk !!! \*
For mounting a NTFS filesystem. Follow the below procedure.
bash-3.00~# fdisk /dev/rdsk/c1d0s0

Below is the sample output for the disk c1d0s0
===
             Total disk size is 38765 cylinders
             Cylinder size is 4032 (512 byte) blocks
                                              
Cylinders
      Partition             Status         Type         Start       End         Length       %
      ====================== ======================================
         1                                Diagnostic       0        1525         1526        4
         2                                 IFS:NTFS     1526      7769          6244      16 <== NTFS
         3                    Active       Solaris2      7770       20773      13004      34
         4                                  EXTLBA    20774      38763       17990      46

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   1. Create a partition
   2. Specify the active partition
   3. Delete a partition
   4. Change between Solaris and Solaris2 Partition IDs
   5. Exit (update disk configuration and exit)
   6. Cancel (exit without updating disk configuration)
Enter Selection: 5

Press 5 to exit from fdisk menu. Note that your NTFS partition here is 2 .

Now to mount the NTFS filesystem run the below command.

bash-3.00# ./mount_ntfs.opensol-x86-binary /dev/rdsk/c1d0p2 /mnt/windows
To unmount the file system type "kill 15554".

bash-3.00# mount
/ on /dev/dsk/c1d0s0 read/write/setuid/devices/intr/largefiles/logging/xattr/onerror=panic/dev=1980000 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:09 2006
/devices on /devices read/write/setuid/devices/dev=4380000 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/system/contract on ctfs read/write/setuid/devices/dev=43c0001 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/proc on proc read/write/setuid/devices/dev=4400000 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/etc/mnttab on mnttab read/write/setuid/devices/dev=4440001 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/etc/svc/volatile on swap read/write/setuid/devices/xattr/dev=4480001 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/system/object on objfs read/write/setuid/devices/dev=44c0001 on Wed Jul 12 16:00:47 2006
/lib/libc.so.1 on /usr/lib/libc/libc_hwcap2.so.1 read/write/setuid/devices/dev=1980000 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:00 2006
/dev/fd on fd read/write/setuid/devices/dev=4680001 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:09 2006
/tmp on swap read/write/setuid/devices/xattr/dev=4480002 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:11 2006
/var/run on swap read/write/setuid/devices/xattr/dev=4480003 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:11 2006
/data on /dev/dsk/c1d0p1 read/write/setuid/devices/hidden/nofoldcase/dev=1980011 on Wed Jul 12 16:01:18 2006
/mnt/windows on 127.0.0.1:/ remote/read only/setuid/devices/port=53805/public/vers=2/proto=udp/xattr/dev=4740003 on Wed Jul 12 18:02:25 2006

For unmounting the filesystem you need to kill the process. 
eg) bash-3.00# kill 15554

I tried mounting NTFS partition (Windows XP) under Solaris Nevada it works fine.
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