Make ntfs read/write support a reality in ubuntu

Registered by Florent Mertens on 2006-10-19

The aim of this specifications is to make ntfs read/write support a reality in ubuntu. It separate the implementation in two stage :

    * Make ntfs read/write support available for mounting internal and external device.

    * Make ntfs read/write support default for all device.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Florent Mertens
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for gutsy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Jani Monoses on 2007-05-11
Completed by
Colin Watson on 2007-09-10

Whiteboard

review: OK -- smurf 2007-05-11

The maintainers of ntfs-3g state that it is now stable for general use. -Mantas, 2007-02-28

I just found this regarding ntfs: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=337970
There for all you need is the ntfs-config package.

An even better link might be: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions?action=show&redirect=NTFSReadWrite

With gnome-mount 0.6 in Gutsy, leaving upstream defaults should be enough to get NTFS writing support for partitions not in fstab.
Changing d-i partman to emit a ntfs-3g line to fstab solves it for the fixed partiotions on the installed system.
In the small workshop at UDS there was no opposition against this feature. The driver is very stable and thoroughly tested by upstream,
and in our personal experiences we had no stability concerns.
Proposing for review

2007-05-25 kamion: Mostly OK, but I'm not keen on the proposed partman change; see comment inline in the wiki page.

2007-06-06 kamion: approved following factoring-in of comments from upstream

2007-09-10 kamion: Implementation finished a while ago; marking Implemented.

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Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.