how can i mount ntfs partition to be rw?

Asked by Darko


I use Ubuntu linux 11.10 and i have problem to mount hdd`s in rw mode. Can you help me to fix it. i need to use other hdd with ntfs file system in read-write mode. I have several devices in my computer.

Thanks in advanced.

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Hilario J. Montoliu (hjmf)
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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You don't mount drives, you mount partitions. Even if the NTFS partition takes up 100% of the space on a drive you still mount the partition.

Can you give the output of:

sudo fdisk -l; lsb_release -a;


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Best Hilario J. Montoliu (hjmf) (hmontoliu) said :

Hi Darko,

In addition to actionparsnip comment, be sure that you've installed ntfs-3g:

As it description says it is needed to mount NTFS partitions in RW mode:

apt-cache show ntfs-3g | grep Description-en
Description-en: read/write NTFS driver for FUSE

Install it by:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g


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Darko (darkomi) said :

Thanks Hilario J. Montoliu (hjmf), that solved my question.

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Bob Batten (bobb-downunder) said :

Thanks Hilario , fixed my problem of Ubuntu 11.10 x64 could not write to win 7 x64 partitions .