I installed Ubuntu 11.10 about a month ago. Very nice. I dual boot it with Windows and have run it on VirtualBox. I hope to transition from Windows to Linux this year. I have many files in various NTFS partitions on multiple drives. They all show up and look right. However, today while browsing the files I ran into a problem. I opened a 278GB NTFS partition that contains many pictures and videos in various folders. When I went to a subfolder containing 48675 files, the app window showed the first N entries but became unresponsive so that I could not scroll. I was in "list" view and could see in the "size" column that for some of folders it said "nnnn entries". For others it said "..." or something like that. While I watched one of the folder size fields changed from "..." to "2716 entries". It seemed that the file viewer app was looking at every file directory entry on this logical drive and doing so very slowly. I waited 10 minutes. I went to close the window but Ubuntu said it was not responding and asked me if I want to force it to close. I cancelled the close, and instead minimized the window. When I tried to reopen it a minute later it would not open. I then shut down and noticed that during shutdown there was a brief error message mentioning error/interrupt #15.
Back in Windows, I ran a check of that drive partition. No errors were found. It is fully defragmented. In Windows I can navigate the files on that drive very quickly. Can anyone suggest a fix? This could be a showstopper for my migration to Linux. TIA for any help.