Release of ntfs-3g beta, read write driver for ntfs

Szaka announced the release of user land read-write driver for NTFS on linux-ntfs-dev mailing list on July 14th, 2006. This is a user land driver and it makes use of fuse. Fuse is a linux module which provides facility to write filesystems in user space.

It seems that this driver is quite stable and provides better option than captive-ntfs. Good news for BackTrackers, huh? :-). I have complied ntfs-3g beta module for backtrack-v1. Backtrack comes with fuse kernel module, but I had to compile fuse tools and library to compile ntfs-3g. Here are the links to the modules:

I have done some basic testing using these modules and things look fine. Hope you will find these modules helpfull. To start using it:

-Load fuse module using:
modprobe fuse
-Mount windows filesystem using:
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

More information about ntfs-3g can be found in the announcement here:

Manu Garg
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