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Old 08-18-2004, 08:24 AM   #1
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Editing data on an NTFS drive? from FreeBSD?


Is it possible yet? I know when i was using RH9 a year back it was not possible. If it is not possible still what commands or programs can i use to convert my ntfs drive to fat32 without losing the data?

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Old 08-19-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Anyone? come one is this possible i need help fast .
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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Even if you can, it may not be a good idea to write to an ntfs partition under Linux or Unix. Have you tried Googling for programs that allow you to do this? I know I found some programs that claim to be able to write to NTFS partitions for Linux before, didn't actually try them though.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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While it is POSSIBLE to write to NTFS it is highly discouraged. The NT filesystem is heavily dependent on the Windows kernel.

I don't know of programs to do a convertion but I am certain they exist. Worst case, you start an ftp server on the NT machine and then pull everything you need over a local network onto a machine with a decent filesystem.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:33 PM   #5
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I don't understand why you would want to go from NTFS to FAT32.


Writing to an NTFS partition is *possible* but you need to run a utility called ntfsfix EVERY time you write to the partition. I don't know that it, or R/W capability for that matter, has been ported to BSD, but it exists for Linux.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 03:40 AM   #6
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The reason i would want to convert it was because last time i checked it was much safer.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 05:01 AM   #7
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huh? FAT32 safer than NTFS? I'm fairly certain it's the other way round
 
Old 08-22-2004, 05:34 AM   #8
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I was sure it was the right way round i said it because the kernel has always given support to write to Fat32.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 06:40 PM   #9
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Well it's safer to mount FAT32 partitions in a non-Windows OS, but if you're using Windows then NTFS is a far better way to go.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 06:23 AM   #10
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Yep thats what i ment .
 
  


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