Ntfs3 - anyone using it

Played around with ntfs3 for a few hours with no issues so far .
Interesting to see other peoples settings.

# Static information about the filesystems.
# See fstab(5) for details.

# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
# /dev/nvme1n1p3
UUID=2a7799fa-9c5c-4d1c-85d9-6221f2f3e1fb	/         	ext4      	rw,relatime	0 1

# /dev/nvme1n1p1
UUID=47C6-098F      	/boot/efi 	vfat      	rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=ascii,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro	0 2

# /dev/nvme0n1p3 LABEL=Windows-SSD
# UUID=B82895512895100C /windows        ntfs3		defaults,noatime,uid=sam,gid=sam,dmask=0077,fmask=0177	0 0

UUID=B82895512895100C /windows        ntfs3           defaults,noatime,uid=sam,gid=sam	 0 0

# /dev/nvme1n1p2
UUID=57e004e6-8e02-429e-b77a-6732c38b403f	none      	swap      	defaults  	0 0
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Nop, removed as I don t have ny windows installed on my end.


Kind of had to keep it as my rig is under warranty.

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Yep, better do that, but wonder what will happen afterward !

Windows then will be in the back of the bus!


lol, where it needs to be !

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Haven’t switched over to it yet. I dual boot (wife needs Windows for QA/QC requirements at work) but seldom mount the shared NTFS data drive. Might have time to try it out later tonight.


Inquiring minds want to know.


Try to use it as file type for / & /home. :grinning:

You can do a clonezilla image of the original system then do what you like with it, I always do this when buying new systems with a windows license and I understanding needing to keep it around. Regardless it’s nice to be able to restore a full drive from a Linux live boot if things get messy.

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This @natemaia !


I have Windows on its own drive, added a 2nd SSD for Linux.
It’s like having a second computer, but I don’t use Windows.

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I must be missing something here, not really sure what you mean.
I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. :laughing:

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5.15.xx has native support for ntfs3 file system. Supposedly, you could format you / and other partitions to ntfs. I haven’t tested yet (probably will never :)), so don’t try it on your real machines.

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lol, I’ll skip that check.

Working without any issues.


Great to hear, would you care to share the ntfs3 line you used in fstab. Thanks
Should of added this in my first post to check your setup for ntfs3.

mount -l | grep ntfs3
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I’m still on the 5.10 series so can’t use it yet, but my understanding it’s the the paragon premo driver they use to sell. Nice to have it in kernel to mount a windows drive with read and write plus better performance than the fuse implementation paragon open sourced a long time ago.

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Certainly notice the better performance.

Oh I’m sure it’s awesome with an ntfs volume.