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Is NTFS on Ubuntu stable?

Does Linux (Fedora + Ubuntu) support NTFS file-system. They are known to support ext file system. I want to have same file system for both the windows and linux.

marked as duplicate by slhck, Diogo, Dave M, grawity, Daniel Andersson May 14 '12 at 12:53

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    -1, Question does not show research effort. It's pretty easy to find documentation about NTFS in Ubuntu, for example. – slhck May 14 '12 at 12:06
  • @slhck How can you say that ! I searched on google and couldn't find intent results – nitin May 14 '12 at 12:09
  • I found that page by entering "ntfs ubuntu". I get more than seven million results for that query alone. It's really not that hard to find information online. What did you search for, if I may ask? – slhck May 14 '12 at 12:10
  • @slhck i got this – nitin May 14 '12 at 12:13

Linux supports NTFS using the ntfs-3g FUSE driver. However, it is not recommended to use NTFS or any other FUSE filesystem for the Linux root partition (/), due to the added complexity. (NTFS for /home would be okay.)

  • I wouldn't recommend NTFS for /home either, because you can't set POSIX ownership or permissions on it. – Shadur Jan 11 '16 at 21:13
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    @Shadur: But you can. See the ntfs-3g manual. – grawity Jan 12 '16 at 5:10

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