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anthonyquas 08-26-2005 03:38 AM

Distribution providing SATA and NTFS support?
 
I got a new PC with a 160 GB SATA hard drive that I want to install Fedora on without deleting XP (yet).

When I use the Fedora Core CDs, they correctly detect the Hard Drive, but won't allow me to repartiton.

I have tried to download other versions and Rescue CDs, hoping that one of them will work with the Hard drive and also deal with ntfs, so that I can then install Fedora as I originally planned.

So far, I have not found a distribution (or a Rescue CD) that deals with both SATA and ntfs. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

Anthony

titopoquito 08-26-2005 04:07 AM

Under http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/....html#reliable there are some Linux Live-CDs that contain a tool to resize NTFS partitions (called "ntfsresize"). Knoppix e. g. would be able to do this and comes with graphical frontend (qtparted).

jonhewer 08-26-2005 04:08 AM

hi

linux/unix ntfs write support is still experimental, and not recommended.

if i were you i'd pick up a cheap 10 or 20 gig ide hard disk and install on that. that way you can be sure than if anything goes wrong it won't crew up ur xp disk - you can just unplug ur linux disk and boot into windows like normal.

syg00 08-26-2005 04:47 AM

Redhat has always been a bit twisted about NTFS - even read support.

Whilst NTFS write support is "iffy",ntfsresize seems to do it's job admirably.
However, I concur a separate disk is a cheap, *extremely* safe, and good option.

Regardless, you would be well served to burn, and keep close at all times into the future, a copy of Knoppix.
Seriously useful disk.

Charred 08-26-2005 05:00 AM

They all do, just recompile your kernel.

igu 09-04-2005 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jonhewer
linux/unix ntfs write support is still experimental, and not recommended.

You confuse the original NTFS write support with the new one which was written from scratch and was stable so far, especially ntfsresize:
http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/...tml#fragmented
http://mlf.linux.rulez.org/mlf/ezaz/...ize.html#write

syg00 09-04-2005 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by igu
You confuse the original NTFS write support with the new one which was written from scratch and was stable so far, especially ntfsresize:
There has always been a distinction between "NTFS write" support as a general user would understand the term, and ntfsprogs.
The latter has been good for ages - most heavilly used feature being ntfsresize. Writing ad hoc to NTFS files is, as I said, still "iffy" - one cannot change the size of an existing file for example.
Haven't tested the new code in 2.6.13 - might try that today.

syg00 09-04-2005 11:36 PM

Quote:

Writing ad hoc to NTFS files is, as I said, still "iffy" - one cannot change the size of an existing file for example.
Haven't tested the new code in 2.6.13 - might try that today.
Didn't work - well, it *worked*, but the results were invalid.


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