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i just installed it on a thinkpad edge, i already have enough windows computers as it is, they're great, but lemme try linux.

So, how do i make it read/write to a NTFS external 1 TB hdd?
     
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=486939

This will allow you to read/write to it (specifically post #5)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB

This is for auto mounting if it is not already
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There should be no reason that 11.04 can not do this by default. I'm using Kubuntu 11.04 though so maybe I missed that when I tried Ubuntu for the absolute last time. I can't imagine that they have diverged that much.
     
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Ubuntu in most recent releases has been able to read/write NTFS out of the boc.
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As stated, Ubuntu already has the ability to read/write on NTFS file systems.
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ah, cool to know., BTW what's difference between ubuntu and the K one?
     
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Use Ubuntu. Kubuntu mainly uses a different GUI than Ubuntu.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
ah, cool to know., BTW what's difference between ubuntu and the K one?
The main noticeable difference is the DE/WM as Ubuntu now uses Unity while Kubuntu uses KDE. But there are a few other differences that stem from those. Ultimately I would recommend getting all the versions of buntu a try so you can experience a good portion of the possible DE/WMs without worry about setting them up yourself (that can come later). So look around for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu. Give those a try and see which one you like the most. They will give you idea of what each of the DE/WMs are like and then you can choose which one you like the most and move forward from there.

PS: KDE -> Kubuntu. LXDE-> Lubuntu. XFCE-> Xubuntu.

EDIT:

Quote:
Originally Posted by allenottawa View Post
Use Ubuntu. Kubuntu mainly uses a different GUI than Ubuntu.
Don't tell a person what to use. Perhaps he won't like Unity or will have problems getting it working and then be convinced that Linux is too difficult or doesn't work because of one broken DE/WM. We need to show people who are interested the best of Linux and that is freedom of choice. We should make them aware of it and remind them that one distro or DE/WM is not indicative of all that Linux can offer.

OP: If you try out Ubuntu and you don't like it there are the other variants I've mentioned and even if they don't work out you still have more options to try out so do not feel discouraged. I can tell you from experience that Ubuntu and me didn't work out but I found other distros that do. Choice what works for you and don't be afraid to ask questions.
Edited by Rookie1337 - 6/5/11 at 11:28am
     
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post #9 of 16
Wait there used to be a time when ubuntu didn't read and write NTFS file system?
Only been using it since 8 or 9 ish and it always read my NTFS partitions
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ok, of all Buntus...

What does X do, K do, and whatever else variants of Buntu there is? there're all Linux at the core anyway.

Can someone hit me up on some cool apps for 3d spinning backgrounds, games, and cool stuff that only Linux can do?
     
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