Mount NTFS partitions on Arch

Greetings, following lto guide of elav to install ArchLinux, I was finally able to install it. Well, I work given technical support in Windows and for this reason my HDD's are in NTFS format.

What happened was the following, that I connected my HDD and it took time to read it, I wanted to create a folder and it told me that I have no privileges. At first I thought I had installed Arch wrong and went back to reinstall the OS, but to my surprise the same error continued, I searched and searched and found no solution, so I decided to go back to Sabayon.

But it did not last more than 3 days in Sabayon (it must be said that ArchLinux "LOVES") so I reinstalled Arch. I had already given up on my disk, until I realized that or rather I remembered, that Arch is from the distros in which you install what you need and DO NOT install things that you will not need.

It was at that moment when I felt "stupid" for not having realized it before, if the solution is so simple, I had asked for help even in the forum, in short, for those who use Arch and have or have this problem, it is solved with this

# pacman -S ntfs-3g

and as you can see I already have support to write and read in NTFS, until next time

ntfs support

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  1.   F3niX said

    Archival support? .. it will be in all distributions, this post is something common and super explained in a thousand places .. by publishing it here you reinvent the wheel, you have to verify that the post is original and of quality, or at least extend it more Beyond just this, it seems like a better topic for

    Without offending anyone, it's just my point of view, regards.

    1.    leonardopc1991 said

      the link is, greetings, if an editor approved the post, for something to be, I already put support in Arch, because I'm talking about that distro

  2.   eliotime3000 said

    Even Debian comes with NTFS-3G included when installed.

    1.    Greenux said

      debian is a very stable and complete distro, recommended even for ordinary users, but arch does not include anything, you install everything through the terminal and it only installs what you decide with its dependencies of course.

      1.    eliotime3000 said

        Well, Slackware also comes with NTFS-3G, but in the DVD version.

    2.    cat said

      For something is Arch, you install what you want, nothing other than the base system is installed by default

  3.   Renato gabriel said

    even to read um ntfs do you have to install something by commands? go as it shows that Linux is light years away from equaling Mac or Windows.

    1.    pandev92 said

      Archlinux is not a distro aimed at first-time users.
      Second: in Osx you can't modify an ntfs partition, just read it :(, unless you use an external program.

    2.    x11tete11x said

      Please don't make your ignorance public, for two reasons:
      1) All you do is show others your stupidity (seriously, it's not very difficult (I don't even ask you to install) just watch a video on YouTube seeing that other types of distros aimed at other types of users do these things automatically, I don't know why I spend to say distro, because you don't know what it is, if you did, you wouldn't say such stupidity)
      2) The comment is so stupid that I'm afraid it's contagious

    3.    eliotime3000 said

      Well, Arch Linux comes with the most basic tools to work with the console. What they consider "optional" are: the graphical interface, the reading and writing of file systems that are neither NTFS nor FAT32, among other things.

      Distros such as Debian and / or Ubuntu are already integrated with these functions, since this way you do not complicate life for newbies in the use of GNU / Linux.

      With Windows, it is a problem with its stability and hardware consumption, so it is a real headache. In the case of Mac, I have not used it in depth because I did not have the opportunity to use it.

      1.    Fenriz said

        Distros such as Debian and / or Ubuntu are already integrated with these functions, since this way you do not complicate the life of newbies in the use of GNU / Linux. Hears! more respect to debian, I would like to see arch in production servers….

    4.    TYBOC said

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  4.   patodx said

    apart from installing ntfs-g you must edit your fstab to mount them automatically and give permissions to the partition.

    in this post it is explained.

    1.    leonardopc1991 said

      is that if it was mounted, the problem was the NTFS support nothing else

  5.   Felipe said

    Okay, but I miss you how you ride it!
    I think it was
    ntfs-3g / dev / sdaX

    You could use oxygen-gtk in step 😀 xd

    1.    Felipe said

      It can also be done automatically by adding a line to the fstab, I suppose there is some gnome and kde tool that makes this easier.

    2.    leonardopc1991 said

      is that the original title was, "NTFS Support in Arch" but some editor changed it to this name 🙂

  6.   patodx said

    sudo pacman -S ntfs-3g
    sudo mkdir / media / windows
    edit fstab and add
    / dev / sdXX / media / windows ntfs-3g auto, rw, users, umask = 000 0 0
    where XX depends on the partitions we have with NTFS.

    can be identified with.
    sudo fdisk -l | grep NTFS

    that's how I do it, as explained by KZKG ^ Gaara

    1.    kik1n said

      It can be, without creating the folder.

  7.   Francisco said


    The same thing happened to me the first time I installed Arch and through a forum I found that package and it was solved, it gave me a lot of headaches until I found the solution so this will be of great help for those who start in Arch.


  8.   Sam burgos said

    Interesting detail, but won't some ntfs-config (or whatever the package is called) come in AUR as well? I know that it can be configured by touching the fstab, but it would also be good if you included the nfts-config to show how to do it graphically

  9.   Fedorian said

    Actually, it is valid for all distributions that do not have the support installed by default 😛

    1.    eliotime3000 said

      Like Slackware on netinstall.

  10.   Ghermain said

    Well, I decided on Mageia and it is going spectacularly well and that I installed Mageia 4 alpha 2 in 64 bits, it is much superior to Kubuntu that I started working 2 years ago when I started in GNU / Linux. It really is a very good distribution to start with, it is not complicated at all.

  11.   Shapord said

    Being the end of 2020 this post helped me in less than 5 seconds, the more replicated information there is apparently the better, I found it in the first google results.

    Greetings and thank you very much!