Windows NTFS Partitions Read/write support made easy in Ubuntu Feisty
Current Stable 0.5.5
Project Home page :- http://flomertens.free.fr/ntfs-config/
windows with Feisty dual-boot installation and external hard drive (Optional)
Install NTFS-config in Ubuntu Feisty
Now You can install NTFS-config from Ubuntu Feisty repositories
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
This will install all the required packages for ntfs-config including ntfs-3g
If you want to open this application go to Applications--->System Tools--->NTFS Configuration Tool
Now it will prompt for root password enter root password and click ok
It will show the available NTFS partition as follows in this example /dev/sda1 in NTFS partition
You need to select the partitions you want to configure,add the name of the mount point and click on apply.In this example i have ticked the check box next to /dev/sda1 and click under mount enter the name you want to use i have entered as windows now the mount point showing as /media/windows and click on apply.
Select the NTFS Write support which is suitable for you i.e internal or external
In this example i have tick the check box next to Enable write support for internal device because i am using dualboot with windows.If you are using external hard drive select external option and click on ok
Once it finished you should see the mount point on your desktop as follows
You can see the windows mount point files as follows
If you want to unmount you should be root to unmount and then right click on mount point select Unmount Volume
Format partition with ext3 and use ext3 windows driver (search google) in windows 2000/XP.
Just don’t make it system/boot windows partiton. use fat32 for that.
This way all your drivers are read/write accessible from both linux and windows.
i followed the how to and did install ntfs-config
but when i open NTFS Configuration tool , its asks for password after i type in , it shows enable write for internal /external –the 5 th image you showed , it doesnt show me the available drives , any suggestions ??
Hi.. i had installed ntgs-config,ntfs-3g and ntfs-progs on my ubuntu 7.04. i also have windows vista installed on c drive.
Before the c drive used to get mounted automatically and i could cut and delete its files but i don’t know what happened now i have to mount it as su and that too its read only.
the d drive that contains my recovery data is aceessible. Is the problem because ‘windows’ is installed in c drive??..
Also I can’t change the permissions as “its a read-only disc”.
PS also when i click on application>>system tools>>ntfs config tools i am NOT asked for any password and i directly get that “enable write support for internal/external device” window.
PS earlier also i the c drive would get mounted as “sda3” and not as any “Windows” drive.
I am quite new to linux and i’m not sure what to do….
Thnx alot. I have don’t know about such utility.This article really helps me to know more))) How do I get this ntfs disk for one year/ It’s really works in all the ways. But I try to re-install Ubuntu and now I got this question)) What’s the fu..k. Thanks alot in any way)))
Thanks for the article.It helped me alot.
Excellent! Thank you so much!
I thought I would have the gpart it n to ext 2 or ext 3.
Thanks again thats saved me no end of time.
In Jaunty, the icon has been moved to System|Administration|NTFS Configuration Tool
i am not getting the option ntfs configuration tool
in the system tools
help me out from his problem
Thank you someone.
animesh u have to get it installed first thru terminal
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config
Thanks you so much!. I really didnt know about such a great utility. This article really helps me to know more about my great OS! 😉
I do not what to say, just thanks and hope to good guides you
“If you want to unmount you should be root to unmount and then right click on mount point select Unmount Volume”
how do i ‘be root’ to unmount?
Could someone please help me?
I have flash drive with NTFS file system. I have to change permission on it in order to grant access to other users. I ended up using this tool , I’m running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed the tool and started it but it does not show my flash drive while it’s definetely already mounted.
What should I do?