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I need a NTFS-3G version later than the one shipped with lucid lynx because I want to make use of the new hide_hid_files and hide_dot_files mount options, which are not present before version 2010.8.8.

Ever since I compiled and installed the latest version of NTFS-3G via checkinstall, whenever I plugin a NTFS mass storage device, Ubuntu chooses the ntfs kernel module upon the ntfs-3g fuse driver to mount it. I don't know how to tell my system to use the 3g driver.

mount -t ntfs-3g and fstab entries work just fine.

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I am sorry but the NTFS driver module shipped with the Ubuntu kernel is the NTFS 3G, for such a core component I recommended you to keep with the official packaged version.

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Why you recommend doing so? – Olli Feb 22 '11 at 16:08
Because the official package version was properly tested and is supported by the Ubuntu community. The latest version may not be as stable as the official package one. – João Pinto Feb 22 '11 at 22:25
listen. i need a version newer than the one shipped with lucid. i need the hide_hid_files and hide_dot_files mount options and they just were not there before version 2010.8.8. simple as that. – koloman Feb 23 '11 at 7:52
koloman, please improve your question per your comment, the clear goal is to upgrade the ntfs driver in order to support those features, 3G vs non 3G is misleading – João Pinto Feb 23 '11 at 13:01
done. thanks for the hint. i didn't know i could edit questions. – koloman Feb 24 '11 at 7:33

You can blacklist that kernel module by adding it to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

blacklist ntfs
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good idea! unfortunately it didn't work. obviously udev loads the module despite the fact it's on the blacklist. – koloman Feb 23 '11 at 8:03

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