Accessing NTFS

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Fri Nov 10 23:21:49 UTC 2006

On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 18:06:22 -0500
Chris Rohde <veritastic at> wrote:

> I'm running a dual-boot system with windows and ubuntu, and I can see
> the hda2 location on my desktop... so I can get to and run all my mp3's
> in amaroK... but I was wondering why I can't rename them from in linux?

As matters stand at the moment, Linux can read ntfs, but not (safely)
write to ntfs. Renaming files obviously involves writing to the file

There is a new method, ntfs-3g, which I believe uses "fuse" to make
writing to ntfs possible, but it is still not sufficiently developed to be
in Ubuntu by default.    is the project's home page.


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