Posted by Clinton
For some users the nfts-config tool for Ubuntu may not function due to bugs, particularly in 12.04 when using NTFS formatted USB sticks. This post shows a simple solution that problem.
Open the Terminal by either
Terminal into Unity Dash, or pressing
Copy the following command into the terminal
sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-usb-disks.rules
and then press
You will now see a text editor. Copy this text
and paste it into the terminal (
Shift + Insert or
Right Click -> Copy on the Terminal window)
Ctrl+X, then type
Y, then press
Enter (or follow the onscreen commands)
Unplug your USB and replug it in again and it should now be executable.
This howto was inspired from 3 hours of trying to solve this problem! Suggestions for improvements are welcomed in the comments.