How to mount partition with ntfs file system and read write access -


Purpose of this article is to provide to reader step by step guide, how to mount partition with NTFS file system on the Linux operating system. This article consists of two parts:

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You can mount with read and write access without installing or using ntfs-3g like this:

mount -o rw,mount,rw -t ntfs /dev/sdc3 /mnt/ntfs/



I get error. cannot find /mnt/ntfs in /etc/fstab


prwnd -> Trevor

fstab stores all the drives that will be mounted automatically during the boot.
If you ntfs drive is not set to be mounted automatically, then of course it is not in /etc/fstab.