USB HDD - ntfs-config ???

  • mirami
Posted: Fri, 02/29/2008 - 14:38
Hello everybody, I was just solvining mounting of ntfs partitions in 64studio. Everything is done thaks to probably best today ntfs driver "ntfs-3g". But problem persists with external USB drive. I would like it mounts automatically ... it works, but read-only. I need read/write automatical mounting. I've found "ntfs-config" utility which should works on Ubuntu distributions. Has anybody experience with this??? Is it possible to use it on 64studio too??? Thanks for any help/advice Mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 2.1 pre11

Hello johne53

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 04/18/2008 - 18:47
I was trying solve exactly opposite problem to access data from linux on ntfs usb hard drive. To be precise to mount usb ntfs hard drive automatically read/write. Anyway thanks a lot for your link. I didn't know about this possibility and it will be very helpful too. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre12

I don't know if this will

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Fri, 04/18/2008 - 07:17
I don't know if this will help but there's a utility called 'ext2 IFS driver' available here:- It allows Windows users to read (and write) ext2 volumes under Windows. I've been using it for over a year and it's much more reliable than trying to mount Windows volumes under Linux. I'm pretty sure I once tried it with a USB drive and it did work.


  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 03/12/2008 - 18:13
Hello developers, I just find on web this information. People which develop ntfs-3g driver argue that automount read/write ntfs external HDD is feature which should be matter of distro developers. If it is really like this, I would like put in a word for it. Because I think that many people like me, which consider to switch from Windows to Linux need handle their data. And they have data mainly on ntfs external hard drives. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11