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Project: THT - Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - NTFS 3G.

Adding NTFS support to my Ubuntu 6.06 LTS operating system:
By Vincent Angus Williams - scribe63

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As the Chinese proverb says :
"Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. But involve me and I'll understand."

Intro Install Config Usage Conclusion

Installation:
After researching and making a choice between the proprietary paragon NTFS for Linux 5.0 driver ($20 for personal edition and $150 for their professional edition) and the FOSS ntfs-3g driver. I opted to give ntfs-3g the first shot.

I got a glimpse of all my hard disks partitions and their file systems with:
$sudo fdisk -l
This SATA disk has three partitions:
/dev/sda1 formatted NTFS for video capturing and editing
/dev/sda2 formatted ext3 for installed and iso based virtual machines.
/dev/sda3 formatted ext3 for media storage.
I visited 'http://www.ntfs-3g.org/' to get updated information and instructions. I was then pointed to 'http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009' for installing the latest available versions of ntfs-3g and fuse applications and and setting up on Ubuntu Dapper.

I first added a repository for the applications, and did;
$sudo aptitude update
$sudo aptitude upgrade

After upgrading several programs a reboot was required. After rebooting I continued with the installation opting for the automatic approach, which gave the below results.
$ sudo aptitude install ntfs-config
Password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
libntfs-3g0 ntfs-3g
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libntfs-3g0 ntfs-3g ntfs-config
0 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 157kB of archives. After unpacking 733kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] Y
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Setting up ntfs-3g (0.20070207-RC1-1) ...
Setting ntfs-3g suid root with group fuse...done
Users from 'fuse' group can use the ntfs-3g command unprivileged.
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All users of the admin group are now in the fuse group.
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To work at it's full capability, ntfs-3g recommend a new fuse module.
We recommend you to install it. Note also that even without it,
ntfs-3g will still work.

If you want to upgrade, have a look at /usr/share/doc/ntfs-3g/README.Debian

Thanks.
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Setting up ntfs-config (0.5.4-1) ...
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/locale: 104K

The above command installed and set up the necessary application needed for accessing the NTFS aprtition which included "ntfs-config libntfs-3g0 ntfs-3g". I got two warnings in reference to untrusted packages is because there wasn't any gpg key to install for the repository i used and a needed kernel fuse module update.


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