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Re: problems read/write mounting of NTFS

Bob McGowan wrote:
Krzysztof Lubański wrote:
On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 14:03 -0700, Bob McGowan wrote:
But, it was formatted with NTFS and I was not able to write to it[...]
I've also adjusted the associated options in /etc/fstab, but I still can't write to the disk.


  The standard NTFS kernel driver and ntfsprogs have only a limited
write support. E.g. the kernel driver only allows to change existing
files, but without changing their length.

I then thought I should try the FUSE based tools, so I removed the ntfsprogs package and libntfs9 that it depends on and tried to install ntfs-3g. But it depends on 'libfuse2 (>=2.6), but all that's available in Etch is 2.5.3-4.4, which is already installed. [...]

  NTFS-3G is not in stable yet, try installing it from
http://backports.org/. It will surely allow you to write.

That's the rub - I did try to install NTFS-3G, from backports, but it has the dependency mentioned (on libfuse2 >=2.6), which didn't get resolved by the installer.

I'll check backports again, and see if the libfuse2 library is there. If so I'll try installing it "manually" and report back.


OK, fuse 2.6 and libfuse 2.6 are on backports.org, but I had to download the deb files manually and used dpkg to install them. After that, the ntfs-3g package installed just fine.

Now, to see about using it ;)

Thanks for the help.

Bob McGowan
Symantec, Inc.

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