Monday, February 9, 2009

ntfs-3g - debian 'etch' - read and write ntfs

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.

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