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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i've used ntfs-3g pretty much since its first public release on Kanotix (and now Sidux), and i've never experienced any serious problems with it. and i used it HEAVILY since my main data storage partition is in NTFS. it never "refused to perform the action" through all the large archive extractions and torrent downloads that i put it through. and not a single file corruption.

i only encountered a problem when i accidentally created a folder with a name ending with ".", which Windows doesn't like. going back to linux and renaming the folder solved the problem. also, during heavy read/write operations (such as with torrents), CPU usage can get pretty high sometimes.

AFAIK the only real limitation of ntfs-3g is that it doesn't support compressed and/or encrypted ntfs wolumes.

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