today I wanted to mount my external harddisc in ntfs format, so that's what I did:
I basically followed the instructions, that are described here.
1. Because of unsolved dependencies in 'etch' I had to manually download ntfs-3g and libntfs-3g.
2. install dependencies:
apt-get install fuse-utils libfuse2
3. install ntfs-3g using the just downloaded packages:
dpkg -i libntfs-3g0_0.0.0+20061031-6_i386.deb
dpkg -i ntfs-3g_0.0.0+20061031-6_i386.deb
4. mount the external disc:
ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/extdisc -o force
a) Make sure that you create the directory /mnt/extdisc before mounting.
b) /dev/sda1 is to be replaced by your disc (find out by typing: 'fdisk -l')
c) Because there was en error loading the disc normally (might be caused by ms windows), I used the 'force' option.