Manually mounting NTFS partitions
Reading and writing to NTFS partitions is supported by default through the ntfs-3g driver, but NTFS partitions are not automatically mounted.
To manually mount an NTFS partition, click it in your desktop environment's file manager.
Automatically mounting NTFS partitions
To automatically mount an NTFS partition, you will need to add an entry for it in the fstab file.
Use the following procedure to automatically mount an NTFS partition with full read and write access:
- Run the command sudo blkid in a terminal and note the UUID of the NTFS partition you want to create an entry for
- Create a directory for each NTFS partition you want to mount (for example, sudo mkdir -p /ntfs/C)
- Open /etc/fstab with a text editor as root (for example, in KDE you could do this with the command kdesu kate /etc/fstab in a terminal)
- Create an entry in the fstab file (following the format of existing entries in the file) using the UUID you found in Step 1, the path to the directory you created in Step 2, ntfs-3g as the file system, and defaults 0 0 as the parameters
- Save the file and reboot your computer
For example, your UUID line might look something like this:
UUID=01D4C2D9B9214530 /ntfs/C ntfs-3g defaults 0 0