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Accessing NTFS Partitions From Linux

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The following steps can be used to access an NTFS partition from Linux.  We did this in order to be able to connect a MyBook drive formatted with an NTFS partition to a Linux computer.

1. Download Fuse and NTFS-3G.

2. As a non root user untar fuse and ntfs-3g using tar -zxvf <file>

3. Change to the untarred fuse directory and run ./configure && make .  After that completes become root and run make install in the fuse directory.

4. Run lsmod

5. Run modprobe fuse

6. As a non root user change to the untarred ntfs-3g directory and run ./configure && make .  After that completes become root and run make install in the ntfs-3g directory.

7. You should now be able to run mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/<device> /mnt/<some directory>

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