Partitions in my PC:-

  1. /dev/sda1 - FAT32 - /boot/efi - 512 MB - boot
  2. /dev/sda2 - ext4 - / - 244.14 GB
  3. /dev/sda4 - NTFS - 312.50 GB - msftdata
  4. /dev/sda5 - NTFS - 370.44 GB - msftdata
  5. /dev/sda3 - linux-swap - 3.93 GB

I created the two NTFS partitions after installing Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS on my laptop. For the time being, everything is working fine and I haven't yet used the NTFS partitions. Can these lead to any future issues or is it ok if I keep it like this?

closed as primarily opinion-based by mikewhatever, Eric Carvalho, user117103, αғsнιη, muru Oct 27 '14 at 17:36

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As summarized by Bufeu on the Ubuntu forums:

NTFS is a a proprietary file system. It works fine in my servers find it useful for some applications at times. Everything that ntfs-3g can do was achieved by reverse engineering. The NTFS support in Linux(Ubuntu) should be stable. But one of the down sides of NTFS is that it doesn't support Linux file permissions, so this must be set when mounting the partition: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604251

  • Thanks for the answer. I had gotten worried for a while. – UrsinusTheStrong Oct 25 '14 at 13:05
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    Glad that it helped you! – vembutech Oct 25 '14 at 15:40
  • The last sentence is not quite correct. NTFS is POSIX-compliant and has ACLs so Linux definitely can use those for permissions with some plug-in. However most current implementations don't use those bits and set permission directly while mounting – phuclv Nov 17 '16 at 10:37

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