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#1 2005-07-27 04:59:42

willis3000
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From: Canada
Registered: 2005-07-27
Posts: 28

NTFS Write

Hi,

I was planning on using captive-ntfs to enable write permissions.  But I recently compiled my kernel and noticed that there's an option in menuconf to install NTFS write option.  I was wondering if the native NTFS driver is safe for writing, or if it's possible at all.

Thanks!

Will

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#2 2005-07-27 06:22:24

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-08-20
Posts: 5,212

Re: NTFS Write

I am not sure about the ntfs drivers.
However, here's what I do.  Since Linux and Windows can both read and write to vfat partitions, I create a vfat  partition and put on it the files that I want to access from both systems.

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#3 2005-07-27 07:30:04

paranoos
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From: thornhill.on.ca
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 442

Re: NTFS Write

the kernel's ntfs write support is very limited. it basically only lets you edit a file if you don't change its size. it's pretty much useless.

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#4 2005-07-27 10:20:44

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
Posts: 4,927

Re: NTFS Write

the kernel's ntfs write is one helluva awesome way to destroy a windows partition!!!

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#5 2005-07-27 11:08:50

Karma XXL
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From: Budapest, Hungary
Registered: 2005-06-13
Posts: 91

Re: NTFS Write

I haven't tested it yet, but I found a guide in the Arch Wiki here about using captive for NTFS write support.


Ailen:
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-rc4-ck1 #1 PREEMPT
Built on: Mon Oct 17 14:51:37 CEST 2005
Hardware: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2800+ AuthenticAMD
WM: E17 snapshot 20051016

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#6 2005-07-27 21:48:00

willis3000
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From: Canada
Registered: 2005-07-27
Posts: 28

Re: NTFS Write

iphitus wrote:

the kernel's ntfs write is one helluva awesome way to destroy a windows partition!!!

Thanks, guess I'll stick to captive then.

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#7 2005-07-28 12:19:29

scarecrow
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From: Greece
Registered: 2004-11-18
Posts: 714

Re: NTFS Write

willis3000 wrote:

Thanks, guess I'll stick to captive then.

Just be VERY patient (it's slower than a snail) and don't use it on partitions larger than 128G, nor for Windows 2000 partitions (a severe bug is looming- and well known by both users and Captive developers-, but it's still unresolved as the Captive project was virtually abandoned quite some time ago).


Microshaft delenda est

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#8 2005-07-29 02:59:43

willis3000
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From: Canada
Registered: 2005-07-27
Posts: 28

Re: NTFS Write

Thanks! I'll keep them in mind.

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