Read/Write ntfs in Debian

Seems there are now two packages claiming to provide full read/write support of windows ntfs. One is ntfsprogs from, the other is ntfs-3g from , which is based on FUSE. While the former alleges the latter an obsolete fork, the latter bashes reliablility issue in the former’s 2.0.0 release. Without knowing which one performs superior, I’m sticking with ntfsprogs simply because of its longer track-record and wishing the two will merge someday.

A how-to is only a google away, such as Howto for ntfs-3g

apt-get install ntfs-3g
apt-get install ntfsprogs

mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /media/win -o umask=0,nls=utf8
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /media/win -o umask=0,nls=utf8

entry for /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /media/win ntfs-3g umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda1 /media/win ntfs umask=0,nls=utf8 0 0


5 Responses to Read/Write ntfs in Debian

  1. David's Blog says:

    NTFS Troubles

    After trying desperately to get NTFS-3G to cooperate with my system, I finally settled for another project named Linux-NTFS (apt-get install ntfsprogs). I found out about it from “Gordon’s Toy” after querying Google about NTFS-3G and …

  2. Hon tap says:

    Thank you very much. I searched for this for a long time. This is the first time I use Debian, and this helps me very much.

  3. I would like an external usb drive (ntfs) to automount, and to allow gparted to be able to resize or modify ntfs partitions.

    should I install ntfsprogrs or mtfs-3g? (or both?)

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