[sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

Blake Haggerty Blake.Haggerty at Sapphire.com
Mon Jul 2 08:27:13 PDT 2007

SO I installed the NTFS-3g driver and still nothing. It continues to tell me that this is a read only drive. I logged in as Root and tried to  change the permissions on it but it won't let me... Anybody have anymore Mousey Clicky ways to get this fixed?? 


Best Regards, 


Blake M. Haggerty

Technical Recruiter

Sapphire Technologies

Phone #415-788-8488

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-----Original Message-----
From:Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net 
To: "Rick Moen" ;
Cc: "sf-lug at linuxmafia.com" ;
Sent: Jun 29, 2007 12:19:16 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 12:08 -0700, Rick Moen wrote: 
> Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com): 
> > Sorry about that, accidentally replied off list 
> > If the windows drive is formated NTFS you will have to do some futzing with 
> > it. 
> Right. Forgot that almost all 'Doze users these days are doing NTFS. 
> For Blake's benefit: The NTFS filesystem (partition) format is kept as 
> a closely held secret by Microsoft Corporation, and has had to be 
> painfully and carefully reverse-engineered by Linux coders with zero 
> help. There is very recent software that safely mounts NTFS with full 
> r/w access, but it's not yet included in most Linux distros. The links 
> John provided will tell more. 

It is in the latest version of Ubuntu (7.04), although I'd have to refer 
to docs to how to actually get it working :) : 

$ aptitude show ntfs-3g 
Package: ntfs-3g 
New: yes 
State: not installed 
Version: 1:1.328-1 
Priority: optional 
Section: universe/otherosfs 
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers 
Uncompressed Size: 90.1k 
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1), libfuse2 (>= 2.6), libntfs-3g0 (>= 
PreDepends: fuse-utils 
Description: read-write NTFS driver for FUSE 
The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, GPL licensed, third generation 
Linux NTFS driver for 32-bit, little-endian architectures which was 
implemented by the 
Linux-NTFS project. It provides full read-write access to NTFS, 
excluding access to encrypted files, writing compressed files, changing 
file ownership, 
access right. 

Technically it's based on and a major improvement to the third 
generation Linux NTFS driver, ntfsmount. The improvements includes 
functionality, quality 
and performance enhancements. 

ntfs-3g is based on FUSE (userspace filesystem framework for Linux), 
thus you will have to prepare fuse kernel module to be able to use it. 

Homepage: http://www.ntfs-3g.org/ 

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