NTFS-3G: Stable Read/Write NTFS Driver

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SuSE 10.2

Add suser-jengelh as repository

smart channel --edit
type = rpm-md
name = openSUSE 10.2 Suser-Jengelh Repository
baseurl = http://ftp-1.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/SUSE-10.2/ 

Import the key

rpm --import ftp://ftp4.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-jengelh/gpg-pubkey-844C4360.asc 

Install fuse>= 2.6.0

smart update && smart install fuse fuse-devel

Download ntfs-3ng

The homepage of ntfs-3g holds an tgz-file. After installing fuse it is easy to compile the driver as described on the webpage:

make install


According to Usage of the driver (cite):


If there was no error during installation then the NTFS volume can be mounted in read-write mode for everybody as follows. Unmount the volume if it had already been mounted, replace /dev/hda1 and /mnt/windows, if needed.

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

You may also need to set the 'locale' option to make all file names with national characters visible. Replace the below hu_HU.utf8 with the appropriate setting.

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o locale=hu_HU.utf8

Please see the ntfs-3g manual page for more options and examples. You can also make NTFS to be mounted during boot by adding the following line to the end of the /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0


Ubuntu Feisty

Just use automatix2 to install ntfs-3g.

Automatix 2 - Select ntfs-3g