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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RE: "Ubuntu #1 article"
by hal2k1 on Sun 7th Jan 2007 22:14 UTC in reply to ""Ubuntu #1 article""
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//I think Ubuntu's got it easy because the hardest work for the new linux user, using the command prompt, has been reduced to cutting and pasting commands from online tutorials. //

In PCLinuxOS, you can install ntfs-3g from the Synaptic package manager. No need for tutorials or command lines at all.

You just install it, and then replace "ntfs" with "ntfs-3g" in the file /etc/fstab, where mounting of partitions at boot time is controlled.

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