ubuntu and NTFS

Thorsten Küfer thorsten.kuefer at gmx.de
Thu Nov 9 16:24:33 UTC 2006

Stephen R Laniel schrieb:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 12:20:49AM +0100, KEVIN NOLAN wrote:
>> Nice OS, just installed for the first time. I was
>> wondering is there a way of seeing, using files and
>> applications on a NTFS file system (windows), with
>> Ubuntu. Do I mount the other drives or ????
>> I don't properly know what I am doing, and don't want
>> to wreck the windows installation. Ubuntu is set up on
>> my third HDD.
> I'm not in front of an NTFS box right now, but the last time
> I tried to do it, it was just a matter of using mount(8) --
> something like
> mount -t ntfs /dev/ntfs_device /mnt/mount_point
> or whatever. Last I knew, Linux could only read NTFS, not
> write to it, but that was a few years ago.

The standard kernel ntfs driver is totally safe for reading files from a NTFS

With the new ntfs-3g (<http://www.ntfs-3g.org/>) there is now also support for
writing to NTFS partitions.

- Thorsten

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