[Solved] Mount NTFS Drive to be able to read/write

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[Solved] Mount NTFS Drive to be able to read/write

Postby mharrison » 2009-12-09 01:21

Like the subject says, I have an 80 gig drive formatted as NTFS that I use to store some files on so my wife can access them on her XP machine.

Currently I have the following in my /etc/fstab for the drive

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/dev/hdb1    /media/Data    ntfs    umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0


Any suggestions on what I can modify so I can read and write to it with my user account? I did some Google searching, but nothing seems to pan out.
Thanks!
Last edited by mharrison on 2009-12-09 02:06, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Mount NTFS Drive so I can read and write to it as a user

Postby 4D696B65 » 2009-12-09 01:50

In order to write to ntfs from linux you need to install ntfs-3g.
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aptitude install ntfs-3g
Then chenge the ntfs in your fstab to ntfs-3g.
My line looks like this
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/dev/sda2    /media/sda2   ntfs-3g   defaults,locale=en_CA.UTF-8   0   0
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Re: Mount NTFS Drive so I can read and write to it as a user

Postby mharrison » 2009-12-09 02:06

Thanks, that did the trick.
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