This weekend, I built new modules for FUSE 2.61 and NTFS-3g-20070118 for Slax. They work, but there's a wrinkle. I can't mount NTFS partitions as R/W from KDE's KONQUEROR. KONQUEROR's mount helper seems to skip past /etc/fstab and apparently uses the obsolete NTFS R/O kernel support (yes, I explicitly built the FUSE kernel module).
When I mount w/ the MOUNT cmd, this is what goes into the System log:
Jan 23 14:59:02 (none) ntfs-3g: Version 0.20070118-BETA
Jan 23 14:59:02 (none) ntfs-3g: Mounted /dev/hda1 (Read-Write, label "WINXP-NTFS", NTFS 3.1)
Jan 23 14:59:02 (none) ntfs-3g: Options: noatime,rw,users,silent,allow_other,fsname=/dev/hda1,blkdev,blksize=4096
If I mount via KONQUEROR, this is what shows up:
Jan 23 14:42:05 (none) kernel: NTFS volume version 3.1.
I went so far as to test a shell-script wrapper for the Mount cmd on KONQUEROR's service (context) menu. No joy. I could generate and issue the desired MOUNT cmd, but when I took KNOQUEROR's mount helper out of the loop (naturally) KONQUEROR didn't know the partition had been mounted. Not even after restarting it.
about regen'g the NTFS kernel module, not that it would fix the problem, but something's wrong w/ the Slax kernel sources, so no new NTFS.KO.
One final bit: I got started on this crusade bec of KNOPPIX 5.11. That was my 1st distro w/ the new R/W support. Anyway, while trying to gen some new ideas, I booted my KNOPPIX disc and noticed that it launches a kind of service process for each MOUNTed NTFS partition, regardlesss of whether it was explicitly MOUNTed from the cmd-line or thru KONQUEROR ! So perfect and elegant. I bet they simply grafted the solution onto the working system, w/o re-engineering anything.
I'm just about out of ideas, so if someone has fresh brain cells to spare, I'd apreciate....