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sn00pd0gg1
April 24th, 2009, 09:38 AM
I need help badly, I'm wondering if ubuntu could mount ntfs volumes of a windows pc dual booted with linux?

Peter09
April 24th, 2009, 09:50 AM
This useful?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions/ThirdPartyNTFS3G

blazemore
April 24th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Yes, it can.

Click the Places menu, and see if your disk is listed there.

if it isn't you'll have to mount it yourself.

Create a directory called /windows (for example)

sudo mkdir /windows

Find the device name of the Windows disk:

sudo fdisk -l

You're looking for an ntfs disk. I'm going to assume it's /dev/sda1, but for you it may be different.

Mount this disk in the /windows folder:


sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /windows
Remember to change the device name to match your system.

mbzn
April 24th, 2009, 09:56 AM
yes it can

goto Places>(volume name). the volume will be called something like '500GiB volume' or something like that.

Otherwise try google

http://www.arsgeek.com/2006/09/25/ubuntu-tricks-how-to-mount-your-windows-partition-and-make-it-readwritable/

There are 1000's

Paddy Landau
April 24th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Ubuntu should have automatically found your Windows partition, as the previous posters said. Linux handles NTFS well.

If you want to access your Linux partition from Windows, however, you need to download a (free) program for Windows. The best that I found was IFS Driver (http://www.fs-driver.org/), which allows you to choose between read-only and read-write.

colau
June 28th, 2009, 03:35 AM
I need help badly, I'm wondering if ubuntu could mount ntfs volumes of a windows pc dual booted with linux?
Does ntfs-3g (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1168719&highlight=mount+ntfs) help?

SunnyRabbiera
June 28th, 2009, 04:50 AM
also ntfs config can help too.

~sHyLoCk~
June 28th, 2009, 04:56 AM
install ntfs-3g and
sudo mkdir /windows
and then add
/dev/sda1 /windows ntfs-3g defaults,rw 0 0 to /etc/fstab

rockerphil
June 28th, 2009, 05:27 AM
Ubuntu should have automatically found your Windows partition, as the previous posters said. Linux handles NTFS well.


not always true. i built a minimal Ubuntu system using this tuturial


http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

and Ubuntu doesn't auto-mount my NTFS fily systems, i had to add it to my /etc/fstab file

it simply depends on the DE you use

Phil

binbash
June 28th, 2009, 08:29 AM
not always true. i built a minimal Ubuntu system using this tuturial


http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal

and Ubuntu doesn't auto-mount my NTFS fily systems, i had to add it to my /etc/fstab file

it simply depends on the DE you use

Phil

Linux means linux kernel not OS

Mark Phelps
June 29th, 2009, 02:25 PM
not always true.
READ what he said ... he said that Ubuntu "finds" the partitions automatically, not that it "mounts" them.

If you go into Places, you will see ALL the partitions on your PC. Simply clicking on the icon will mount the partition. As you have already found, though, you have to add it to FSTAB to get it to be auto-mounted at startup.