Thursday, August 30, 2007

Enable Read/Write Access to NTFS partition with Ubuntu

It was a big trouble for me to write data to NTFS partitions while i'm working on the ubuntu(Edgy).My ext3 partitions are almost overflowing while there is an ample space in the NTFS partitions.It was so annoying... :)

I found a solution called "ntfs-3g" ( has been some time since the release and believed to be stable.

it is very easy to configure and might not take much time

  • First you have to edit the sources list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

  • Add Following lines and save

deb edgy main main-all
deb edgy main main-all
deb edgy main main-all

  • Get the pgp key for the installation

wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -

  • Then Updaete and Upgrade the system
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

  • Automatic configuration of ntfs-3g
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
sudo ntfs-config

(changes might be active after a reboot)

Now you are done and ready to fly.. :)

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