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    Question can linux read NTFS data?

    Hello, I want to try linux, and I think ubuntu is nice, so please allow me to ask some question?

    I have been using windows for years, and I have a lot of data on my drive D(NTFS)

    I'm planning to repartitioning my drive D, so I can install ubuntu there, my question is, can ubuntu read my existing data?

    Thank you...

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    yes ubuntu/linux can read ntfs data.

    you can install ntfs-3g and ntfs-config for easy ntfs mounting/unmounting.

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Yes, Ubuntu can read your ntfs partition fine, it doesn't work the other way though, Windows won't even see your linux partitions unless you install third party software into windows.

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Linux reading ntfs is easy. (90% of my disk space is ntfs partitioned, but linux is my main OS).

    The other way round (Win reading ext3) has proven a bit trickier. There is a node size issue since ubuntu 8.10.
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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    ....There is a node size issue since ubuntu 8.10.
    That gave me an issue with True Image, the workaround was to create partitions with 8.04 live cd and then install 8.10

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Quote Originally Posted by x33a View Post
    yes ubuntu/linux can read ntfs data.

    you can install ntfs-3g and ntfs-config for easy ntfs mounting/unmounting.
    ntfs-3g comes installed by default in Ubuntu now (and a lot of linux distros' I believe)

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Okay, thank you everyone, I'm very grateful

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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    just to add one thing, just don't try the other way around, like executing files in a linux filesystem from windows, you'll get a BSOD...also try installing ext2fsd in youor windows, if you dual-boot, its like a counter-part of ntfs-config...
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    Re: can linux read NTFS data?

    Why is this in the games section?

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    +1
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