Accesing NTFS and FAT32 partiton on Ubuntu

NTFS and FAT32 are the partitions used by windows to access them from UBUNTU follow these For NTFS just type open terminal and type

sudo fdisk -l

then see which partition is of NTFS (i am taking it as /dev/hda1) then to mount it to /media/windows type

sudo mkdir /media/windows
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fsab_backup
sudo gedit /etc/fstab

add the following at the end of the file

/dev/hda1    /media/windows ntfs  nls=utf8,umask=0222 0    0

save the file then in terminal type

sudo mount -a

For FAT32 partition just repeat the above with different type

/dev/hda1    /media/windows vfat  iocharset=utf8,umask=000  0    0

Make sure u name the folders differently for FAT32 and NTFS and also change the text to be copied accordingly

Published: May 16 2006

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