NTFS + 64Studio 2.0

  • mc999
Posted: Tue, 07/31/2007 - 02:46
Is there a problem mounting NTFS partitions with 2.0? I have Win XP and 64studio dual-booting on same hard-disk but whenever I try to mount the WinXP partition (and another NTFS partition on the same HDD) I get errors - can't remember exactly the wording as I'm not in front of the home PC at the moment but it alluded to an error with the driver. Funnily enough though when I attach my portable USB HDD which is also NTFS it mounts ok (automatically) under /media. I created a folder under my home folder called WinXP and did sudo mount. I also tried creating it under /mnt and changed ownership and permissions but still have no luck. A permissions issue maybe? mc

OK, I have finally managed

  • funkster1
  • 05/26/07
  • Mon, 09/24/2007 - 15:17
OK, I have finally managed to mount my 2 NTFS partitions with read/write permissions by means of 'ntfs-3g'. While I didn't succeed in finding the right entries for fstab, I have found a utility called 'ntfs-config' (originally created for Ubuntu) which helps mounting them automatically, with or without write permissions. So, thanks to all for providing help/tips/links. Raphael ;)

One more thing.

  • thisllub
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 09/22/2007 - 04:21
Unclean NTFS volumes can be a problem. The only guaranteed way to fix them is to boot windows.


  • thisllub
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 09/22/2007 - 04:18
The packages are NTFSPROGS and libntfs9. Just search for ntfs in Synaptic. works as easy as ntfsmount /dev/hdb2 /mnt/ntfs1/ (obviously /mnt/ntfs1 must exist) The fstab line is /dev/hdb2 /mnt/ntfs1 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 Look here http://www.linux-ntfs.org/

Goin' crazy here as well..

  • funkster1
  • 05/26/07
  • Thu, 09/20/2007 - 01:13
Well, I have somehow managed to mount my WinXP partition (hda1) as read-only on 64 Studio. The entry in fstab I used for this was '/dev/hda1 /media/WinXP ntfs umask=0 (0222 didn't work),user,uid=1000,gid=100 0 0' This immediately put an icon on the desktop and I can now acces this drive just fine. Don't need no write access here. I tried the same command (adapted of course) for my other ntfs drive (hdd) but this time it fails to mount. http://stashbox.org/37895/mount%20ntfs%20volume%20%28Samples%20%2B%20VSTi%29.png Does it make a difference if it is a partition or a complete disk? And not only would I like to mount this drive, I also absolutely need write acces to it, since this is my sample content/editing drive. So if some nice soul could get me in business, I'd be forever grateful. Btw, I tried to install fuse and ntfs-3g, couldn't make it work. Although I read the man page et all, it was of no real help to me. Maybe due to the fact that I'm still quite green with linux? Cheers Raphael ;)

Mounting Blues

  • saghaulor
  • 08/06/07
  • Thu, 08/16/2007 - 18:31
I haven't tried these steps yet, but I am going to. I just thought that I would mention, there is already a shortcut to my NTFS partition, however, when I click it then I get there error. So obviously something is missing from your steps provided.

works for me

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Tue, 07/31/2007 - 08:50
I'm mounting NTFS volumes which are on the same physical disk, without any particular issues, once the permissions are right :) Quick checks you can try: 1/ Is the ntfs module loaded? tux@64studio:~$ lsmod | grep ntfs ntfs 198112 2 2/ Is the mount-point directory created (in my case /media/sda1), if not, create one 3/ Check/create the entry and permissions in your /etc/fstab /dev/sda1 /media/sda1 ntfs umask=0222,ro,user,noauto 0 0 4/ All being well, it should now mount easily tux@64studio:~$ mount /dev/sda1 5/ One other thing to check - make sure you have the correct device ID for the NTFS (in my case sda1)

Thanks stevea!

  • mc999
  • 07/16/07
  • Tue, 08/07/2007 - 02:14
Did all the checks, made all the required changes to fstab, modules and directories... Ran sudo mount... now the NTFS partitions mount correctly and I can get to the files. I have no need to write to the NTFS partitions so working as required. Rebooted and when I log in lo-and-behold my NTFS partitions have short-cuts on my desktop. Brilliant! Thanks again stevea. cheers mc