Debian, Howto

How to : Mount an NTFS drive for read-write in Debian Lenny

Traditionally, Linux users mount NTFS partitions for read-write by first obtaining the libfuse2 and ntfs-3g packages and then manually editing the /etc/fstab file. This process required you to remember several things tedious and there was a risk of making the system non-bootable if the /etc/fstab file was incorrectly written.

Today, I was able to do the same thing with the help of a new module called disk-manage on Debian Lenny and Gnome.

Disk-manager detects, mount new unmounted partitions, including NTFS-partitions in real time without requiring a reboot. Disk-manager  can be also used to set mount point for the partitions.

To install disk-manager:

# apt-get install disk-manager

To start disk-manager

System->Administration->Disk Manager

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6 thoughts on “How to : Mount an NTFS drive for read-write in Debian Lenny

  1. Thx. just what I was looking for after my Debian install. Puppy Linux has an application that mounts drives. Was looking for one for Lenny. Last obstacle overcome, goodbye Microsoft.

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