NTFS is a file system used e.g. in Windows 2003 and 2008. It allows for files greater than 2GB and can be read and written as well under Linux as under Windows.
Formatting NTFS volumes
To format a disk /dev/sdx1 as NTFS, use
Mounting NTFS volumes
To mount our NTFS partition read/write, use ntfs3g:
# mkdir /mnt/ntfs # ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs # ls /mnt/ntfs # echo hallo>/mnt/ntfs/welt # ll /mnt/ntfs/ total 1 -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Dec 8 12:37 welt
ntfs3g uses fuse.
Unmounting NTFS volumes
To unmount your NTFS partition, remember that it is mounted using fuse:
# mount [...] /dev/sdb1 on /mnt/ntfs type fuseblk (rw,allow_other,blksize=4096)
So you can just unmount it using the command umount:
# umount /dev/sdb1