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Oct 17th 2011, 05:37 PM
I'm having trouble mounting my Windows-partition in Kubuntu 11.10. According to lots of internet sources I'm supposed to use ntfs-3g to get write permissions to the partition, but Kubuntu don't seem to recognize it. Trying to mount it through fstab gives this error message:
mount: Unknown filesysten type "ntfs-3g"
Anyone know how to solve this or any other way to mount an ntfs drive on boot with write permissions?
Edit: Made a mistake when I posted this. It's not a network issue, so should go under another topic. Hope any moderator sees this and moves it.
Oct 17th 2011, 05:49 PM
Hi, try some of the things suggested here in the Ubuntu documentation:
Oct 17th 2011, 05:59 PM
show me the line from fstab
Oct 18th 2011, 08:10 AM
This is my fstab-line right now (have tried some different options)
UUID=6E944CFD944CC973 /media/Windows ntfs-3g users,defaults,umask=000 0 0
Oct 18th 2011, 08:23 AM
Do you have package ntfs-3g installed?
If you do, what is the output of:
locate ntfs-3g | grep bin
Oct 18th 2011, 05:10 PM
Simply adding an entry in ones fstab file for ntfs file system support, without installing the required ntfs support, isn't enough.
The packages one wants to ensure are installed are ntfs-conf and ntfs-3g.
This program allow you to easily configure all of your NTFS devices to allow write support via a friendly gui. For that use, it will configure them to use the open source ntfs-3g driver. You'll also be able to easily disable this feature.
NTFS-3G uses FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) to provide support for the NTFS filesystem used by Microsoft Windows. It can:
• create, remove, rename, or move files, directories, hard links, and streams;
• read and write files, including streams, sparse files, and transparently compressed files;
• handle special files like symbolic links, devices, and FIFOs;
• provide standard management of file ownership and permissions, including POSIX ACLs.
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