Reading NTFS

Edmund Laugasson ed.lau at mail.ee
Tue Nov 6 07:50:26 GMT 2007


>> You can find instructions here:
>> https://wiki.kubuntu.org/mountNTFSreadonly?highlight=%28ntfs%29
> 
> That wasn't exactly sent to my question but it sure did the trick. Thank
> you.
> 
> However I do have a question about it. Will this carry over if I reboot?
> [ well maybe two questions ] If not how can I make it so it does do it
> automatically on boot up?

Use the ntfs-3g as third party NTFS full read-write driver.

In Ubuntu 7.10 you don't need to add no extra repository - ntfs-3g and ntfs-config should already at 
existing repositories.

Just type:
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

This should install also ntfs-3g package as dependency if it's not yet installed.

then run:
sudo ldconfig && sudo dpkg --reconfigure -a && sudo apt-get clean

Now you can open NTFS configuration tool:
sudo ntfs-config

... and put "birds" to where its necessary and hit "OK". That's it! The /etc/fstab will be rewritten 
with right parameters and now are ntfs partitions fully accessible with read-write permissions and 
also after reboot.


Optional reading:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions/ThirdPartyNTFS3G



Best Regards,
Edmund



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