Transferring Files to New Ubuntu System

Hakan Koseoglu hakan.koseoglu at
Tue Nov 25 10:58:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Joseph Polanik <jpolanik at> wrote:
> Ubuntu will mount an external HDD formatted NTFS-3g for Read/Write
> access; but, the SuSE 9.2 system will only mount this for Read Only access.
> is there any way around this? if not, what would be the next best way to
> transfer files from an older system to Ubuntu?
If there are no Windows machines involved, you can always format your
USB disk with Ext3. SuSE 9.2 is quite old, I can't even recall if it
had any workarounds for the r/w ntfs modules (I think it did, I used
to use SuSE 9). There might be an "unsafe" experimental version of the
ntfs module to allow r/w but I remember having the occasional Windows
fs corruption.

On the other hand, if there is no other data on the disk, simply
format it with ext3.

Hakan (m1fcj) -

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