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I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 with Linux kernel 3.8 which has ntfs-3g package but again asks to install it, when tried the terminal does not respond! as I am new to ask Ubuntu I'm not allowed to post the links else I would do it.

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Please paste the exact output in question. – hexafraction May 4 '13 at 18:59
Please explain what exactly you are trying to do. Are you trying to format the partition where Ubuntu is installed? Are you trying to format an external hard drive? – user68186 May 6 '13 at 16:32

1st of all its a bug mkfs.ntfs link is broken and fails

Just copy paste the following command to FIX it.

sudo ln -s /sbin/mkntfs  /usr/sbin/mkntfs


sudo rm -rf /sbin/mkfs.ntfs && sudo ln -s /sbin/mkntfs /sbin/mkfs.ntfs


sudo mkfs.

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If you do

locate mkfs.ntfs

The output will be


When you do ls -l to mkfs.ntfs

      ls -l /sbin/mkfs.ntfs
      lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Apr 25 23:53 /sbin/mkfs.ntfs -> /usr/sbin/mkntfs
                                                 (Red)                (RED)

See the link has been broken and there is no mkntfs and if you do

  locate mkntfs

Its in /sbin not in /usr/sbin


So now its up to you want to want to do, remove the link and make new one OR relink the old one with another link

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