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  • That depends on the distro. Most of them have ntfs-3g installed by default. What disro are you using?

    Answered by lewmur
    5 years ago
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  • From within a terminal as root:

    mount -t ntfs /dev/yourdevice /mountpoint

    You can identify 'yourdevice' with:

    fdisk -l

    See the sizes of the drives and then corresponding name in that info, like /dev/sda, /dev/hda and put that instead of the above 'yourdevice'.(maybe you also need the specify the partition with /dev/sda1, /dev/hda2 etc.)

    A mountpoint is just a directory on the system, you can take any.

    The "-t ntfs" is just to specify the filesystem type.(for ext3 filesystem you should use "-t ext3")

    Answered by Drecosz
    5 years ago
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  • In most distros today the -t would be ntfs-3g. That's why I asked which distro.

    Answered by lewmur
    5 years ago
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  • This also depends on whether you are mounting an NTFS filesystem located on your system, or one over the network.

    For network, use:

    mount -t cifs //ntfs/share /mount/point

    you will also have to include username and password if required by the remote system.

    Depending on your distro, there are also GUI based ntfs-3g wrappers that can help in the process.

    Answered by jmichelsen
    5 years ago
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  • You may also want to look into the automounter. automount kind of makes the whole thing a lot simpler, but there is good kernel support for NTFS, now, not like a few years ago.

    Also, if for some reason none of the afore mentioned techniques work for you, you could always try to mount it in user-space using fuse. Some of the "features" of the NTFS partition will not be available or not be implmented correctly because of the abstraction being done by fuse, but it should be sufficient to read files and place files on a disk.

    Answered by gomer
    5 years ago
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  • Remote ?
    For example use a command like this:

    mount -t cifs //fileserver/yourremotestorage /mnt/where.you.want.it.locally -o noauto,user,sync,username=youruser,password=yourpasswd,uid=ntuseryouneed,gid=ntgroupyouneed,dir_mode=0775,file_mode=077

    Answered by ben
    5 years ago
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