My system configuration is the following:

  • UEFI computer
  • Dual-boot with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 15 Olivia

I would like to be able to run Linux executables that are stored on an NTFS partition rather than having to copy them each time on a Linux partition.

Whenever ticking the Execute check box it de-ticks itself, I guess because it's on an NTFS partition.

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I've come across this post:

Searching on my system, I have found that mentioned settings can be done in Disks settings dialog:

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I thought about appending exec at the end of default parameters but I'm not sure about these things:

  • According to answer 2 of the above question: NTFS is a POSIX-compatible and To enable this, you need a "User Mapping File".

  • So, is the User Mapping File a file stored on the Linux partition? (i.e. stores Linux-specific permissions in my Linux partition instead of directly changing the permissions in the NTFS partition).

In short :

Can I safely do this as I will still use my Windows with this partition?

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    This sounds like what you're asking about: tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-advanced/user-mapping. I have no experience with this however. I think @deroberts is our resident NTFS samba guy wrt. this type of stuff. Stephane might know about this as well.
    – slm
    Nov 8 '13 at 22:18

Adding exec while nosuid is set is relatively safe (comparable to a native home-directory on a linux-system).

Unsafe would be suid and exec.

And no - you should not need a user-mapping for this. You are already mapping to user and group aybe.


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