Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Jan 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives. Additionally, one more FS-related article (How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data), and one Ubuntu (Why Ubuntu Is Number One).
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And READ the limitations of this.

Yes, it can read and write NTFS files - maybe 50% of the time.

The other 50% it "refuses to perform the action".


This is not usable if that is the case. I have not tested it yet precisely because I am not going to risk a Windows partition holding my OS to a tool that refuses to function 50% of the time.

Yes, they SAY that by doing this they avoid almost all possibility of corruption. That IS good.

What would be better is if it worked at least 90-98% of the time - not 50%.

When people report that they can copy and paste an entire directory of maybe 500 or a thousand image files between NTFS partitions with absolutely no problems CONSISTENTLY, then I'll try it.

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