How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X

NTFS-3G for Mac OS X!
This package will install read/write file system support for the Windows NT Filesystem (NTFS) using the free software project NTFS-3G.
Please visit for the latest version of this package.
The package contains the following software components:

  • NTFS-3G ( ) Copyright © The NTFS-3G project, led by Szabolcs Szakacsits. Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
  • ntfsprogs ( ) Copyright © The Linux-NTFS project, led by Anton Altaparmakov. Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.
  • MacFUSE ( ) Copyright © Google Inc. Released under a 3-clause BSD-style license.
  • NTFS-3G for Mac OS X supporting utilities and preference pane ( ) Copyright © Erik Larsson (Mount script is partly © Paul Marks) Released under the General Public License (GPL) Version 2.

NTFS-3G for Mac OS X is a software project designed to bring NTFS read/write support to Mac OS X along with additional advanced features.
It is based on NTFS-3G, the leading open source NTFS driver that is ported into numerous platforms, but also includes other software projects to build a complete toolset for managing NTFS volumes.
NTFS-3G itself is included in hundreds of Linux distributions; for example Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE and Ubuntu use NTFS-3G as the default NTFS driver. Development has been ongoing since 2006.

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เปลี่ยน ubuntu archive จาก เป็น

1.เริ่มด้วย แก้ไขไฟล์ /etc/apt/sources.list ด้วย gedit
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
2.ค้นหาข้อความ “th.archive” และแทนที่ด้วย “jp.archive”
3. Save ไฟล์
4. สั่ง UPDATE เพื่อ refresh package list ด้วยคำสั่ง sudo apt-get update
5. Package พร้อมใช้งานแล้ว

How To Increase Screen Resolution with VirtualBox and Ubuntu

I have solved the problem of lack of usable choices of screen resolution when operating “Ubuntu” inside “virtual box” (which is running on your windows PC – as rolled out with the DVD from Linux Format Mag “Building a great website”). It was annoying to not be able to operate the Virtual Box window at my 1680×1050 resolution.

The clue was in reading the pdf that came with VirtualBox (or view the help file contents in Virtual box). Reading section 4 talks about “guest additions” which need to be installed to enable better video resolutions and other stuff. It seems hard at first if you don’t know linux (like me) but here are some simple instructions.

1. Start Virtual box and log into Ubuntu.

2. Hit the right ctrl key so you can get your mouse pointer outside the virtual machine.

3.Go to top of virtual window, click on devices then select “Install Guest Additions”
You will see a window pop up inside Ubuntu showing you that there are some new files mounted in a virtual CDROM drive. One of those files should be

You must run the file with some admin permissions so do that this way…

4. Click inside the Ubuntu screen again then go to Applications – Accessories then Terminal. The terminal window is where you will run the file from, but first we must navigate to the correct directory.

5. type this… cd /media/cdrom0 (then hit enter, there is a space after cd!)

6. next type… dir (You should see amongst the files displayed

7. now type… sudo sh ./ (yes, that is a full stop before the slash!)

after you hit enter and it has done its stuff, the files are now accessable from Ubuntu.

8. You now need to reboot the virtual machine or press Ctrl+Alt+backspace.

9. Log onto the Ubuntu desktop and this time go to System – Preferences then Screen Resolution. You should now have more options than the three low res options you had at the beginning of the day!