Do you really want to missaround with things like ntfs-3g? Get some live-cd linux distro and have fun with it. No file systems to worry about.
I am wanting to install ubuntu on my external HDD after my windows attempt failed (but that?s a different topic). Will ubuntu install and run on an ntfs file system? Secondly my external drive is partitioned 30 GB (will be Linux, ntfs) and 200GB (has backed up data, ntfs at the moment but going to format it in FAT32 ). My internal HDD is a mixture of everything and I am maxed out on partitions on that one, so forget about that. I heard of ntfs-3g but it doesn?t look straight forward to install.
Any feed back would be welcome.