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What is ntfsmount?

ntfsmount is a program that comes in the package sys-fs/ntfsprogs. It is an easy to set up, reliable, safe, and most of all functional way to gain full read/write access to NTFS partitions.


First make sure you have compiled FUSE in your kernel:

File systems  ---> 
 <*> Filesystem in Userspace support

and recompile your kernel if needed.

We must turn on the useflag "fuse". You can add the keyword "fuse" to your USE-flags in /etc/make.conf. Next we must make sure the package sys-fs/fuse is up to date:

emerge -av sys-fs/fuse

Now we emerge ntfsprogs.

emerge -av ntfsprogs

If you have compiled FUSE as a module in your kernel, you will want to add "fuse" to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-[kernel version] to ensure that the fuse kernel module is loaded upon boot.

 echo "fuse" >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6


Now test to see if everything works

ntfsmount [device] [mountpoint]

Editing fstab

You can edit /etc/fstab to use ntfsmount by changing the partion type for your NTFS partions from "ntfs" to "ntfs-fuse"

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