I was wondering what the best way to mount a NTFS partition in Ubuntu would be. I created an NTFS drive where I store things that I want both a Windows and Xubuntu to have read/write access to. Also, is there a better way to do this in your opinions?

EDIT: Found an answer to the first question in:

Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

But still wondering if this (by this I mean the setup where I use the NTFS partition as a shared partition) is the best way?

Thanks in advance!

  • Guess this is a duplicate. Just search for "ntfs linux" and such. – Apache Jul 20 '10 at 19:44

Yes, using an NTFS partition is the best way. NTFS support used to be problematic under Linux, but with the NTFS-3G driver, it is very solid. As Windows has very little support for other filesystems, using NTFS is the way to go.

Another option would be a VFAT partition, but as VFAT has numerous problems (checkdisk after unclean shutdown, no files >4GB, inefficient for large partitions), NTFS is preferred.

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