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

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

#1 Post by mharrison »

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

#2 Post by 4D696B65 »

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

#3 Post by mharrison »

Thanks, that did the trick.

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