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Old 11-16-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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Does the latest kernel fully support ntfs system?


I plan to attach a second HD to my box running fc4.
I wanna know if the latest kernel can support ntfs
write in a safe way. I was once told ntfs write may
cause serious problem. So I wanna doublecheck with
you guys.

BTW, I still want to read the HD from windows sometimes.
Any file system fits my demand other than nfts?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #2
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As far as I know, NTFS write support is still considered "experimental" (i.e. not entirely safe) under Linux. I think it will remain this way until MS decides to open up the full source / documentation relating to NTFS. But I wouldn't hold your breath.

Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.

edit: As for part two of your question, you can use a FAT32 filesystem.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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See post by "solveit" here :

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=362166
 
Old 11-17-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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my HD is 160G, how is it gonna be affected due to FAT32's file size limitation?

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As far as I know, NTFS write support is still considered "experimental" (i.e. not entirely safe) under Linux. I think it will remain this way until MS decides to open up the full source / documentation relating to NTFS. But I wouldn't hold your breath.

Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm mistaken.

edit: As for part two of your question, you can use a FAT32 filesystem.
 
Old 11-17-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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There is no FAT32 limitation. Only Microsoft puts a format limitation in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You can easily format a 2 TB partition with no trouble. You can either format the partition in Linux using mkdosfs or with Windows 95/98 format utility. Both Windows 2000 and Windows XP will be able to read and write to it. However there are commerical programs that gives you the ability to write to NTFS in Linux.
 
  


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