Mount NTFS filesystem read/write on Ubuntu

ubuntu logoHere is the simple method to enable read write access for your NTFS file system on your Ubuntu Box. This method uses ntfs-3g which is still in beta. You should not use it on production machines.

First enable Universe repository

Then in your terminal type

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

You can view the partition table by using this command

sudo fdisk -l

Then in your /media folder create new mount folders. This is where your filesystem will be mounted. Then make a backup of the /etc/fstab file and edit the file

sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Append this line to the fstab file, by substituting the respective drive name. This should be done for every drive in your system.

/dev/hda1    /media/windows    ntfs-3g    defaults,locale=en_US.utf8    0    0

Save the file and reboot the system. You can however mount them without reboot by issuing this command.

sudo umount -a && sudo mount -a

This would unmount all your file systems and again mount them.

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