Mounting a NTFS filesystem in read/write mode in debian (NTFS-3g)


For mounting a disk partition in linux formatted as NTFS file system  in read/write mode or any other file system in debian,  NTFS-3g can be of a great use.For using this to be used the packages are supposed to be installed onto the operating system by first adding all the debian distribution CD’s to the synaptic manager followed by using the command.

apt-get install ntfs-3g

The package ‘NTFS-3G’ can be installed either from debian lenny distribution CD’s .by first
Root previledge is needed for the below commands.

  • first make the destination folder anywhere you want (as i made my destination folder as /media/disk1)

mkdir /media/disk1

  • if you are having a sata hard-disk then try the command

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda5   /media/disk1

or
       if you are having an IDE  hard disk then try the command

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda5  /media/disk-1

  • Mounting disk drives at the startup

 For mounting disk drives at boot-up time. The file /etc/fstab has to be configured .In the file ,under the type bar the file system for ntfs is to mounted under ntfs-3g system.


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