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Old 11-28-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Help! Going from XP to Ubuntu, how to play NTFS media?

i'm going to be dual booting with xp and ubuntu. i was going to keep an nlited xp around for gaming, and use ubuntu for pretty much everthing else.

i have three large ntfs partitions, one 50gig for music, one 150 gig for television shows, and one 200 gig for movies. if i switch to ubuntu i must be able to play music and watch movies and such on these ntfs drives. also, i would like to be able to torrent onto these ntfs partitions.

what is the best way to accomplish this goal?

-convert them to fat32 (is this possible, and if so, wise?)
-implement some sort of ntfs-linux driver
-is this even possible?

i dont really know. i'm very, very new to linux. the data on these partitions is important to me, and i dont want to lose it because i'm dicking around with some dangerous linux software that i dont know how to use. basically, i need a user friendly option that wont endanger my data.

Old 11-28-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/ntfs
That assumes that your NTFS partition is on /dev/hda1 and that you intend to mount it on /mnt/ntfs.
Old 11-29-2006, 07:11 AM   #3
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You'd need to read up on Linux NTFS write support (If anyone has it, Ubuntu will), as whenever it's mentioned, some say it's sketchy at best and some say it's almost usable, i honestly don't know. I do know it is readable (the above post shows you how).

Fat is an alternative, there is a single fileseize limit of 4GB howere from what you describe you won't come near that for 1 file (and torrents are normally rar'd anyway)


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