Reading NTFS

Jim mickeyboa at
Sun Nov 4 15:07:04 UTC 2007

Scott wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>> How do you read a NTFS on Kubuntu-7.10 , I installed ntfs-config, it 
>> won't run, of course
>> the box I installed ntfs-config on doesn't have a NTFS partition on it. 
>> if that makes a difference in executing ntfs-config.
>> The drive that NTFS is on is /dev/hdb1 on a friends computer , we want 
>> to read and  copy files from it, It is a crashed XP  system .
> How are you trying to read files from your friends computer?  Have you 
> taken the hard drive out of your friends computer and put it in your 
> computer?  If you have done that you will probably need to mount the 
> NTFS drive.  Kubuntu always had the ability to read NTFS drives, even 
> out of the box.
> You can find instructions here: 
I'm using the mount command on his computer, installed kubuntu-7.10 on it.
His XP system crashed, I put the drive in hdb behind Kubuntu to see if I 
could read it
No matter what mount command I give it, it has problems with reading 
NTFS part.
I installed ntfs3g-config but it won't show files in /media/hdb1

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