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Mount NTFS truecrypt volume read/write with ntfs-3g

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There are two popular ways to mount NTFS volumes on Linux systems. One is ntfsprogs, the other is ntfs-3g. They both offer similar functionality with read/write access to NTFS volumes.

If you use ntfs-3g I have noticed that mounting a TrueCrypt volume which is formatted as NTFS will not be done read/write by default. Only read access will be provided when mounting through the graphical interface. How I solve the problem is by using command line option --filesystem to explicitly call ntfs-3g mounting option.

For example mount TrueCrypt volume /dev/sdb1 to /media/truecrypt1 will be done as follows:

truecrypt --mount /dev/sdb1 /media/truecrypt1 --filesystem=ntfs-3g

(Note that the mounting point /media/truecrypt1 must exist)

To unmount a TrueCrypt volume from command line use the --dismount or -d option:

truecrypt -d /dev/sdb1


truecrypt -d

to unmount all TrueCrypt volumes at once.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 March 2010 20:49  
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1 Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:31
You saved my life, thanks!!!!

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