If you are running a dual booting Windows and Ubuntu, you can read and write to FAT partitions easily. The problem is that you can only have a right to read NTFS partitions! And you need a suitable solution to write to NTFS partition. With the supporting from active open community, you can use a free tool which help you to overcome this problem. It is too easy to install. Why don't you try it? It is free!

Now you can install NTFS config from Ubuntu Feisty repositories. (Make sure that you have enabled Universe repositories in your sources.list)

Step 1: Install NTFS-config
sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

Step 2: Open NTFS configuration tool
sudo ntfs-config

Step 3: Enable writing
Tick the check box to enable write support for internal device. However, if you want to write to a external hard drive, you also select external option. Then, you click on button "Ok" to confirm and enjoy it.

Good luck!


  1. shootthecops // 11/9/08, 7:37 PM  

    running intrepid ibex, the option 'write to internal device' appears, but it cant be selected.