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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5 System 10.5
The good news for 10.5 users is that Fuse, NTFS-3G, and the MacFusion GUI work fine and seem very stable now. Besides NTFS access, Fuse can mount FTP servers and all kinds of other things, too.

I transferred lots of data to and from an NTFS disk that a friend hooked up to my MacBook Pro, and uploaded some things to my FTP server. This setup is golden!
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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: wonkeythemonkey on Jan 04, '08 09:05:08AM

Well that sure sounds nifty. Too bad this hint doesn't explain how to make it work.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 04, '08 09:20:13AM

Yes, this is not so much of a hint as it is just an update to people who have been following the availability/reliability of FUSE for OS X. Google's first MacFUSE releases worked pretty good, but required a fair amount of command-line skills. But now there is a GUI, which makes all this pretty self-explanatory, and some good documentation on all the sites linked in the hint.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: Sven G on Jan 04, '08 09:25:39AM
Essentially, download and install MacFUSE:

http://code.google.com/p/macfuse

... and then NTFS-3G (personally, I prefer the DMG package, with automount):

http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com

... and everything should work (well, almost).

MacFusion (optional) doesn't yet seem to have been officially updated to support MacFUSE 1.1.1 for Leopard, however...

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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: momerath on Jan 04, '08 10:06:09AM
I found that the easiest way is just to install the macfuse disk image and the ntfs-3g disk image. After restarting, it's all automatic. I've written a list of things I did to set up boot camp on my computer. Anyone who's new to windows or boot camp should find it useful.

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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: gaoshan on Jan 04, '08 10:35:17AM

What is Fuse useful for? I went to their website and read a bit so I know what it is... just don't know why it is.

Not trying to be snarky or anything, just curious as to who uses Fuse and why.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 04, '08 11:24:01AM

It allows you to mount drives in your filesystem (i.e., on your OS X desktop) utilizing remote (and other) protocols. For example, on a server running ssh, you can have said server's hard drive appear on your desktop rather than manipulating it via the ssh shell. Same for FTP and other protocols. The NTFS plug-in for FUSE has been of particular interest for OS X and Linux, as those two OSes have traditionally only had read access to NTFS (i.e., Windoze 2000/XP/Vista) volumes, but can gain full read/write access via FUSE.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: Sven G on Jan 04, '08 11:38:00AM

BTW, any chance that there will be an Ext3 MacFUSE plugin, to allow read-write access to Linux volumes from Mac OS X (similarly to NTFS)...?

That would be great, also considering that the "Mac OS X Ext2 Filesystem" (last version: 1.4d4 for Tiger; see also on MacUpdate or VersionTracker) doesn't seem to be developed anymore.



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 05, '08 10:22:43PM

For the status of Ext3, check out the Google Code site for MacFUSE. I recall seeing this as coming out at some point (it may already be; I haven't been to the site in a while). I imagine if one were to post in the forum or wiki over there, you would get a pretty fast response.



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usefullness
Authored by: fruityth1ng on Jan 05, '08 10:07:38AM

@ gaoshan: The usefullness of Fuse, to me, is it's transparency, and out-of-my-way-ness :) It installs a single icon in your(my) mac menu bar, and lets you(me) mount anything supported (Like ftp, sftp, ntfs) as just another volume.

That, and it's free and easy to use. Just like the finder, since it's IN the finder.

And @ wonkeythemonkey: Momerath explained it completely, there's nothing more to it!

Have fun! :)



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10.5: Use Fuse and NTFS 3G for NTFS writing in 10.5
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 23, '08 01:51:07PM

NTFS-3G works just fine on 10.4 and later, not "10.5 only" as this hint makes out.



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