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Ubuntu :: Access Windows (NTFS) Partition In 10.10 Maverick?


I tried to search around for a way to access my windows partition from within Linux. I was unable to mount the same using "mount" command. I read of a tool "ntfs-config" as well, this too didn't work for me.

Please share if anyone out there has an idea on how we can access the windows partition (NTFS) from within Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick.

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View 9 Replies (Posted: December 16th, 2010)

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