Execute files from windows NTFS partitions in Ubuntu Linux

20zpeft Execute files from windows NTFS partitions in Ubuntu LinuxI just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my system. The system is awesome n works very good. After installation when I tried to install some software packages stored in another NTFS file system but was not able to as the default mount permissions don’t allow files to be executed from them. You can solve this problem very easily by following these simple steps:-

STEP1: You first need to unmount the already mounted filesystems using default permissions. Issue the command

sudo umount /media/yourmountpoint

STEP2: Now we need to mount the partition with the correct permissions. For that first we need a directory to mount it to so issue the command

sudo mkdir /media/anynameyoulike

STEP3: Now we will mount the drive using read-write permission for that we need to know device name. So issue the command

sudo fdisk -l

You will be shown some thing like this

Screenshot 2 Execute files from windows NTFS partitions in Ubuntu LinuxIdentify the drive you want to mount. Is you have an IDE hard disk you will have something like /dev/hda or /dev/hdb .

STEP4: Now we come to mounting the partition. For this tutorial I am mounting /dev/sdb4 you would need to replace “sdb4” with the one you want to mount. Now issue the command

sudo mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sdb4 /media/the_directory_you_made_before

This should do the trick. But if you are still having problem mounting a partition you can use -f with the above command.

Now you navigate to the file you wanted to execute. You would be able to execute it this time.

If you have any further queries feel free to leave a comment.

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I have just passed class 12 and am looking forward to making it into a good college. I have also been the writer of many blogs such as TechnoDesi,NewtrojansBlog,GammersLane etc. and this blog is my new endeavour in the field of technology.

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3 Responses

  1. KR says:

    Thank man,
    Your tutorial helped me a lot and saved my time.

  2. Good tutorial. There is, however, faster way to enable setting permissions on ntfs partition. Like in this site http://www.sinarpelangi.com/enable-setting-executable-permission-of-files-oat-ntfs-partition/

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