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wpshooter
July 16th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Have some data copied from another "defunct" (exposure to viruses) M/S windows machine that I have copied to a secondary/slave hard drive and want to bring over to Ubuntu once I get it (Ubuntu) installed on the computer.

Can Ubuntu read/copy from NTFS formatted hard drive to the Ubuntu home directory without jumping thru a lot of hoops ?

Thanks.

dandnsmith
July 16th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Yes, it can - but you may have to install some package(s) to allow mounting an NTFS filesystem (perhaps ntfs-3g).
I suggest looking at this info (http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/ntfs-3g) first.

wpshooter
July 16th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Yes, it can - but you may have to install some package(s) to allow mounting an NTFS filesystem (perhaps ntfs-3g).
I suggest looking at this info (http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/ntfs-3g) first.

Thanks, I will try it.

walt.smith1960
July 16th, 2011, 04:06 PM
I would expect it to be a drag-n-drop experience. Every Ubuntu install I've done can read NTFS without additions.

wpshooter
July 16th, 2011, 04:08 PM
I would expect it to be a drag-n-drop experience. Every Ubuntu install I've done can read NTFS without additions.

I think you are correct, I just looked and apparently the correct software is installed during O/S installation.

Thanks.