I am using Debian 2.8 kernel
you need fuse 2.5 or better installed
you will also need new driver called ntfs-3g
Be carefull as you may cause damage to your windows booting up if you have a dual boot system. I used this because my XP drive had corruption and I lost the CD making it next to impossible to use the XP drive for an XP system any longer. This allowed me to transfer files to and from the XP drive ntfs partition at will as root.
You may get an error when mounting the ntfs partition such as
"Volume is scheduled for check.
Please boot into Windows TWICE, or use the 'force' mount option."
I then used the following line with the force option as my drive had some serious corruption.
ntfs-3g /dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows -o force