How can I run a linux build on an NTFS drive?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm running under Ubuntu but using a shared drive which is NTFS formatted. I've got blender sitting in a folder (it's the 2.66RC build with some trivial python customisations.) I'm calling blender from a script, which is why I want a contained, local copy of the program that won't get updated. The whole thing runs cheerfully on my desktop but the minute I move it to the shared drive, I run into problems. First I have to skip all the symlinks because NTFS doesn't support them (I have to skip libGL.so and libGLU.so, along with their respective *.so.1 selves.) Then I can't run the blender binar (HowTos)