Mayur Pawar wrote:
I have a dual boot machine..running Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04..Having
trouble in mounting a 20 GB NTFS partition in Ubuntu 8.04. I have other
partitions which are Fat32 partitions and easily mounting. Tried googling
the issue and also used NTFS-config tool..It gave me an error saying Windows
was not shut down cleanly..and asked me to remove any drives
connected..after using ntfs-config i changed the mount point name..it again
gave me the same error..and then said i didnt have privileges to mount the
partition..please help me with the same..i do not intend to format the
partition since i am having a lot of data here..
First ensure that your NTFS partition is clean. In XP, go to 'My
Computer' and right click on that partition, select 'Properties'. In
that go to the 'Tools' tab and select the first button to fix drive
errors. In the window that pops up, select both the check boxes and
start the scan. In case your system returns a message that you cannot do
it now ( For drives that are in use, like C:\ ) but it can be done
during the next boot, select the 'Yes' button. After all processes are
complete, boot into Ubuntu and type 'sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g' in
your GUI terminal.
Now for some home work, look up google for the exact options to use when
mounting an NTFS partition using ntfs-3g as your fs type (mount -t
ntfs-3g ....). Its not so complicated.