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NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby boilertech on Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:35 pm

If you want to be able to read and write to windows you need to install ntfs-3g.

1) Open Adept or Synaptic and search for ntfs-3g. Install ntfs-3g. Also install ntfsdoc. You may need this info for tweaking later.

2) To have Windows partition auto mounted you need to edit /etc/fstab.
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sudo kate (or gedit or whatever editor you prefer) /etc/fstab
If Windows partition is already mounted or listed in fstab then comment it out by placing a # in front of the entry
# /dev/hda1
#3UUID=F4CCB32FCCB2EB4E /media/hda1 ntfs defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
Then add this line
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 /dev/hda1 /media/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
Note; /media/windows is where I mount you can change this to whatever you need. Ie, /mnt/windows - /mnt/win_c etc. Also this gives all users read and write permisions. You will need to read the doc to change this.
3) Now you need to make the directory /media/windows
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sudo mkdir /media/windows

4) Last is to reboot. Don't try to sudo mount -a this did not work for me :oops:
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Postby clem on Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:37 am

for the lazy people who want more "out of the box"ing and less flexibility, the procedure is a bit simpler:

Install mintdisk :)

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Re: NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby frail on Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:52 pm

boilertech wrote:4) Last is to reboot. Don't try to sudo mount -a this did not work for me :oops:


This is hit or miss for me. Sometimes sudo mount -a works for me, sometimes it doesn't. Wouldn't hurt to try it first before performing a reboot.
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ntfs write easy way

Postby septimius on Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:26 am

download the deb file from this link http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/H ... 2435.shtml
then double click on the deb file and the install begins (easy as in windows)
follow the instructions and your ntfs writing is enabled without reboot.
i use linuxmint Bea and i had the windows partitions mounted.
it works :)
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MintDisk

Postby gamedogs on Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:52 am

Well since i am a noob to the Linux Mint i went with the MintDisk and it worked fine.. I now have access to the Fat32 and my NTFS Drives :P
But i am sure if i did not install the mintdisk i would have been looking around for the easy way anyway (Clem) :wink:
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Postby clem on Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:00 pm

I "think" Ubuntu 7.04 is looking at including ntfs-config... we've basically been working on the same thing here :) When it comes out I'll review it. If it's better it will replace mintDisk. If it's not, we'll take the good things out of it to make mintDisk even better.

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Postby penquin on Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:46 am

I have used ntfs-config and it works wonderful. three clicks on the mouse and no typing to get read/write access to my windows partion.
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Postby givre on Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:17 pm

The 2 apps have two different goals, mintdisk is more or less a mounter, whereas ntfs-config is a configuration tool, that will configure your volumes in /etc/fstab.
So ntfs-config cann't really replace mintdisk
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Postby Neo4 on Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:42 pm

I'm having a problem!


I have an External disc (ntfs) that I've mounted like you said but now when I try to put my 1gb pen drive when the disc is unplugged it occurs an error because they give my pen the same name as the external disc and that cause malfunction because my pen isn't ntfs!
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Postby Neo4 on Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:14 pm

I'm Impressed with so many help from this forum!

thanks for the support.



lol


nevermind
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Re: NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby gravedigga on Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:27 pm

I have mintdisk, and I am allowed to read things off of my external ntfs hard drive, but I am not allowed to write anything onto it or delete anything off of it. Is that normal? Is there anything that can be done so that I might be able to write and delete without getting really bogged down with command line stuff?
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Re: NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby k3nny on Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:35 pm

I hope i dont disturb anyone by replying to this that "late".
But you can use
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sudo mount -a -o force

to do a forced mount of all the drives without rebooting.

Thanks for the tutorial!
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Re: NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby Phonicsmonkey on Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:17 pm

Where can I get mintdisk? I can't find it anywhere.
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Re: NTFS read and write to Windows partition

Postby Woodstock69 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Phonicsmonkey,

I'm using Linux Mint KDE 6 RC1, type this in a terminal session:

sudo apt-get install mintdisk

or you can use Synaptic Package Manager, search on mintdisk. It's all there in the default repos....

Hint: use ALT-F2 (from the desktop) to quickly search for installed applications.

Type "syna" in the dialog box and the icon will appear to launch the Synaptic PM.
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