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  1. #11
    Linux Newbie X.Cyclop's Avatar
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    May 2006

    I never had a problem with ntfs-3g or my NTFS partitions, so don't worry.
    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

    Leonardo Juszkiewicz

  2. #12
    Hello folks, I am brand new to Linux and this is my first post in the forums.

    I recently installed and have been using Edgy Eft. I noticed that I was able to write to an NTFS hard drive across the network with no problem without downloading ntfs-3g or any other software packages other than the OS updates. But I could not write to the NTFS local disk on my machine. I was just wondering why it works this way. Thanks.

  3. #13
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada
    Your NTFS partition accross the network is probably shared via the Samba filesystem. So the filesystem on the remote machine doesn't make a difference, as long as that remote machine is able to read and write to it. In orders words, it's the remote machine that does all the work : it read/write the partition, and it shares it. Your local machine only tells to the remote machine what it want to do with it (write this, read that, etc.).

    On your local machine it is a different story. Your machine must be able to write to that partition.

    Writing to NTFS in Edgy is both safe and easy with NTFS-3g. A little tutorial here (there is a section for Ubuntu Edgy) :
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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  5. #14
    Wow, thanks for the quick reply. I'll try it out.

  6. #15
    if you are looking for ubuntu specific follow this instructions how to use ntfs-3g

    hope this helps

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