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    New Ubuntu version unable to write to NTFS

    I just downloaded and created a USB boot drive of the 17.04 and tried to use it to reset the admin password on one of my clients laptops. It seems that I was able to copy files but I could not delete, move, or rename files on the NTFS drive. I tried to find and install the NTfS-3G but it doesn't look to be available at least yet for 17.04. Just curious if anyone has similar experience and if they were able to overcome it?

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    No problem w/ Mint ver 18 installed on disk.
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    It looks like 17.04 is not yet in Long Term Support. So maybe there are some issues with it.

    I have 16.04, which is in Long Term Support. I've never had any problems reading from or writing to an NTFS drive. I'm running Xubuntu, not Ubuntu, but I don't believe that that would have any impact on this issue.

    Perhaps you would be better off going with 16.04.2 LTS rather than with 17.04.

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    Thanks guys. It's been a while since I've needed to use a linux bootdisk to repair a drive and was beginning to believe that maybe NTFS might not be easy to work with anymore. I have 16.04 on two of my computers and it has been stable so I think I'll go ahead and create another bootable thumbdrive for it. BTW, my tails drive didn't even see the drive but its purpose is different so I figured that is probably a good thing.

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