I would put this in the Archie forums, but they do not seem very active...
Has anyone been able to mount ntfs partitions as RW?
Archie find them, and mounts them as RO.
I tried changing the fstab entry, but nogo.
i dont even know if that functionality is available in archie, but just wanted to make sure i wasnt doing something stupid.
so, is there a trick to mounting ntfs drives as RW?
NTFS R/W is not available under linux yet, regardless of the distro. It's on the way though - if you want to check out the bleeding edge, try the ntfsprogs-fuse packages in the AUR.
you can use captive-ntfs to safely write to ntfs partitions (since it's using the dlls from your windows install)
sadly, it depends on lufsd, which hasn't been touched for a few years.
search the forum for a way to hack the latest kernels so lufsd will work. or, use a older kernel which lufsd supports.
sorry for being unactive on the Archie forums, but they had been changed lately by Rasat and i cant find my place yet in the new scheme of things. also, i've been very busy with work and some other projects so Archie was neglected a bit...
regarding the ntfs - i thought ntfs+write permissions configured in the kernel is enough. if something else is needed, please inform me and i'll do my best to put it into next Archie RC3.
The kernel has limited ntfs write support, as follows:
This enables the partial, but safe, write support in the NTFS driver.
The only supported operation is overwriting existing files, without
changing the file length. No file or directory creation, deletion or
renaming is possible. Note only non-resident files can be written to
so you may find that some very small files (<500 bytes or so) cannot
be written to.
Full write support is not provided, and that's what I was referring to above. You should probably take a look at ntfsprogs-fuse as well, ziggy.