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Old 09-17-2003, 01:25 AM   #1
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Read Write for NTFS file system


I have installed and configured SuSE 8.1 on my Toshiba Tecra 8100. I have made a dual boot and was running Win-2K Professional in my other boot.

My Win-2K NTFS filesystem recognized are mounted as Read only when accessed through Linux.

Is there a way that I can mount it as read-write filesystem in Linux

Thanks
 
Old 09-17-2003, 01:57 AM   #2
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Yes, you can mount it read-write. But no, you do not want to, as you are highly likely to completely erase the NTFS partition by attempting to write a file. NTFS support is as of yet very buggy.

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There is a driver required to mount a NTFS partition that ships with most distros

Yes steely, he knows this, he's using it.

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Old 09-17-2003, 02:01 AM   #3
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There is a driver required to mount a NTFS partition that ships with most distros. It allows read-only access. There is a driver avail to write to a NTFS partition, but it's very unstable and dangerous! Check it out:

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/st...tml#ntfsdriver
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:15 PM   #4
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linux+ntfs r/w =shits creek w/o a paddle
 
Old 06-03-2006, 02:11 PM   #5
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hi,
i am new user of redhat linux 9
i able to mount fat32 file system But
not able ntfs file system.
my os linux redhat linux 9 kernal 2.4.20-8

please any one send a suggetion, how i will mount ntfs file system.

rubel
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #6
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Why do so many new users keep getting redhat linux 9. Hi, rubel, I'm not dogging on you, I'm dogging on all the mirrors/servers that keep red hat linux 9 available as if it is current. It isn't. It should be put in a `historical distro' directory or something (and this should be very obvious to the newbie).

Hi rubel. Red Hat Linux 9 is OLD and UNSUPPORTED. It's not that it was a bad distro (it was very good in its time). The problem is that many people are told to equate RedHat with Linux. Then a curious one of them decides to give Linux a try, searching the internet trying to find RedHat. He finds Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which costs money (but is current). He also finds the latest community version of redhat which is Redhat Linux 9. The problem is there was not Redhat 10 or 11. The same community codebase that created and maintained redhat changed its name to fedora core (if you don't know, a fedora is a type of hat, often made of velvety fabric which may be red).

The current Fedora Core version is 5. That's right, it went like this:
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...-> Redhat Linux 8.3 -> Redhat Linux 9 ~~> Fedora Core 1 -> Fedora Core 2 -> ... -> Fedora Core 5
Almost three years after the original post was made, the linux ntfs drivers have come a long way. There is safe writing to ntfs partitions. Safe means it will not destroy your data (this is not the same as reliable; that word implies that the operation will always succeed). There is a pretty reliable way to write to ntfs using a Filesystem in USErspace (as opposed to kernelspace), but I am getting ahead of myself. Go and get a current distribution (fedora core 5). If you want a shallower learning curve, also look for a more user-friendly distribution (ubuntu).

Sorry for ranting, but my point still stands. To all mirrors: STOP SERVING RHL9 AS IF IT WERE CURRENT AND NEW. IF YOU HAVE SO MUCH EXTRA STORAGE SPACE, I CAN GIVE YOU A LOT OF DATA.

Last edited by osor; 07-05-2006 at 08:30 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 11:58 PM   #7
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I would say that if your going to share data between OS's such as Linux and windows that have diff file systems, it would make sense to store shared data on a FS that both can read and write... That would be FAT32.

I do not see any benefit to storing data files on NTFS unless it's the only FS used.

Create yourself a FAT32 partition and keep your shared data files their. Simple as that.

KC
 
Old 06-05-2006, 07:36 PM   #8
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Have a look at the captive-ntfs driver project, it allows using the windows ntfs drivers to write to ntfs fliesystems from linux. http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

Note: read/write to ntfs with captive-ntfs is slow, slower than with native linux drivers.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 08:41 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by osor
Red Hat Linux 9 is OLD and UNSUPPORTED.
You're right. I've noticed a heap of newbie posts about RH9 lately.
 
  


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