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Old 11-26-2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Damn small linux


After downloading and being impressed by the damn small linux. Would it be possible to get NTFS drivers for this distro. A idea came to me that if this was possible and fairly easy to implement the disk could be a good file recovery tool when windows fails (which seems to happen about every 6 months) requiring a complete format. The only way that I have found to save files is to install another copy of XP over the origninal install which is time consuming. But if I had the damn small linux with the ability to read NTFS i could copy essential files (usually uni work) to a floppy in a short period of time (far less time than re-installing windows).
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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You can. But would it matter since writing to a NTFS disk is still a nono? The eaiser alternative is to convert the windows disk to fat32.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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NTFS is actually supported by the kernel, if it doesn't support initially, a simple recompile can fix this.

But also like mentioned above, write access to NTFS is dangerous, it can destroy your whole drive or filesystem.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:35 PM   #4
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http://freshmeat.net/projects/captive/?topic_id=142
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:37 PM   #5
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Never used the software, but

[Development Status] 5 - Production/Stable

u can gice it a try

just to be on the safer side backup ur data first
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:38 PM   #6
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give*
 
Old 11-27-2003, 06:50 AM   #7
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jayakrishnan, you could have hit the edit button in your first post if you wanted to correct that spelling mistake.
 
  


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