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How To Add Ntfs Drive To Ubuntu


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I just installed Ubuntu as a second OS and installation went smoothly. Now I need to find out how to access all my files on my other harddrive. How do I transfer my files over to my Ubuntu OS? I know its a different file system.



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actually most linux distros support ntfs nowadays.


Here is what you want to do:

1. make a directory where you want it mounted too

mkdir /wherever/the/heck/you/want

2. mount the drive, Ubuntu names its drives strangely, most distros put them as /dev/hdc or /dev/hda1 or stuff like that, ubuntu's is still in /dev, but i forget their naming scheme. By the way, sudo gives you root like permissions.

sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/something/something/something

3. go into the /wherever/the/heck/you/want directory and you should see all your files. If not try changing permissions. If you are too lazy to worry about security just give the /wherever/the/heck/you/want directory 777 permission. Though I do suggest you learn what the differecnt permssions mean eventually.

sudo chmod 777 /wherever/the/heck/you/want


good luck. should work i think

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