Installing ntfs-3g (ntfs Read/Write) in Debian Etch

16 Aug 2007
Posted by stylesen

I found out that ntfs-3g package is not present in Debian Etch repository and is available in the testing repository. So I decided to come up with a deb file for ntfs-3g so that we can install it in Debian Etch.

ntfs-3g_1.710-1_i386.deb
libntfs-3g5_1.710-1_i386.deb

Steps to install:
1) Download the above .deb (debian package) files.

2) Run the following command (as root) in the directory where you downloaded the .deb files:

# dpkg -i ntfs-3g_1.710-1_i386.deb libntfs-3g5_1.710-1_i386.deb

Thats it you can read/write files in ntfs partition.

Q: What urges me to do this?
A: I have a 120 GB usb hard drive which is formatted in ntfs! (Yeah I can reformat it with ext3, but why to do that when we have support in GNU/Linux ;) )

thanx for tutorial...:)

thanx for tutorial...:)


I'm not quite sure but I

I'm not quite sure but I think that the ntfs-3g for etch in the "backports" session of the repository may be preferably than mixing etch and sid.

http://packages.debian.org/etch-backports/ntfs-3g


Backports will be good

This package was made even before the backports was available for etch. But recently I tried this and it is b0rken. But always backports works flawlessly if it is available.