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Old 05-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem using NTFS partitions in Debian install


I am always a fan of ubuntu and I always use ubuntu, some times I use mandriva (my second best distro) and other times opensuse and pclinuxos, I didnt find any problem installing this OSes dual booting with windows xp (which I use to play games ).

Then this days I got an idea to try Debian testing because I didnt Love the ubuntu 9.04 (with ext4) performance .

While installing Debain, in the partitioning page (see the screen shot) the installation asked me how to use the partitions, I got a list but I didnt find use as NTFS , I used the manual partitioning.

Here is my partitions details:
20 GB NTFS
100 GB NTFS
100 GB NTFS
25 GB EXT4
3 GB Swap
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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and what if you use the ext4-partition for root and home, the swap for swap
and leave the rest as it is? xp should be recognized and auto-added to the boot entries. after installation install ntfs-3g to be able to access them. i think, but i heard no complaints. (i dunno if squeeze handles ext4, might be you gotta format to - lets say- ext3). greetings.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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Do NTFS partitions will be automatically mounted ?
Or I have to mount them manually ?

and thanks j1alu for the fast replay
 
Old 05-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #4
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Do NTFS partitions will be automatically mounted ?
i don`t know, but i don`t think so, as -as said- the ntfs-3g isn`t installed by default. but it shouldn`t be to hard editing /etc/fstab to automount them.
greetings

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Old 05-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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how to edit fstab to automatically mount this partitions:
mount ntfs to /media/disk1
mount ntfs to /media/disk2
mount ntfs to /media/disk3
 
Old 05-06-2009, 07:12 AM   #6
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not sure what your device names are so I'll use sda1, sda2, and sda3 in the example.

Code:
/dev/sda1 /media/disk1 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /media/disk2 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
/dev/sda3 /media/disk3 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
not really any different than other /etc/fstab entries.. .

a nice overview..
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NTFS_Write_Support
 
  


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