I'm trying to download some large files and save them on an NTFS partition, but I'm experiencing heavy freezes. This does not happen when I, say, set the torrent location to /home/user/Downloads, but I don't have enough free space on ~/to download files there.

Is there any way to get rid of those freezes? I've tried Transmission and rTorrent, both had the same problem.


Torrent's temporary files are still on your / partition (maybe /tmp, not sure). Check the options in your torrent client to change that temporary directory.

If that doesn't work, maybe you have a bug with your ntfs driver and you could try to reinstall ntfs-3g package :

  1. First, unmount your ntfs partition.
  2. Use this commandline :

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ntfs-3g

You can also check your /etc/fstab to see if ntfs partition is correcty mounted (or use the gnome GUI gnome-disks )

  • Thanks for the answer! The problem was, indeed, on the fstab file. I forgot that I edited it to make the partition mount on Ubuntu startup. Must have screwed up something on the file. I'm using the backup that I made and the file is downloading with no problems. – Gus Jan 4 '14 at 17:06

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