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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

Conclusion:
COMMON PROBLEM :

* The gnome Trash don't support neither ntfs filesystem nor fat32 filesystem, so when you delete files with nautilus, they don't go in the trash, but in an hidden directory, at the root of the partition, call .Trash-. So to 'empty the trash', you'll have to show hidden files () and use the suppr function of nautilus on this directory ()
* Checking manually your partition in windows, chkdsk can report the bellow message :
Cleaning up N unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up N unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up N unused security descriptors.
These messages are part of an optimization process which is
completely independent of ntfs-3g. Nothing to worry about them.

* If your external device don't show up on the desktop when plug, that could mean that it fails because of a wrong configuration, or an unclean device. To know what is the problem, you should mount it using the terminal, with :

Code:
pmount-hal /dev/sda1
Of course, replace /dev/sda1 by the name of your partition.
Post a message here if you don't know what to do.

* If your internal device is not mounted at boot time, try in a terminal :

Code:
sudo mount -a
* More common problem ? look at the ntfs-3g FAQ : http://www.ntfs-3g.org/support.html

Summary:
This worked great, even though it took a little more time to set up than i anticipated. The only issue left to resolve is that i have to use "sudo" or be root to unmount the partition even though i'm in the fuse group and i specified the "user" mount option in "/etc/fstab". My 'gid' seems to be in use though with 'rwx' privileges, i'll have to see if i have any issues with writing, and or renaming files.
To try avoid said issues i will add the "uid, gid, and umask" mount options. Those option gave me some of what i wanted, but i still have to sudo or be root to unmount the partition.
This is my final "/etc/fstab"
/dev/sda1 /mnt/media-00 ntfs-3g rw,suid,dev,exec,noauto,user,async,umask=0,uid=uid,gid=gid,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0

NTFS-3G Config NTFS-3G Config
NTFS-3G Config NTFS-3G Config
Resources:
http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009


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