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Old 12-09-2004, 12:18 PM   #1
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HELP: NTFS write!


I want read/write access to NTFS partition from Fedora Core 3. I have been told about:

http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

I have installed the RPM but when I run captive-install-acquire to check/scan my HD for ntfs.sys files, etc it can't find any. My Windows XP is updated to Service Pack 2 already - has this any affect one it?

I am currently downloading Service Pack 2 Checked Build - but I don't know what to do with it after download. I got a message to download this when I tried mounting the NTFS drive - which was unsuccessful.

HELP! Has anyone successfully managed to get FC3 do NTFS write?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 12:28 PM   #2
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well...they promise a lot, but i read no warnings there.... and i think they forgot.....
( guess it can ruin your part...)
i wouldn't trust that, use vfat for data-exchange.

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Old 12-09-2004, 07:15 PM   #3
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I remember Red Hat 8.0 being able to recompile kernel and 100% write to NTFS. I wonder if I can make a live CD of RH8 with NTFS write support.... hmm...
 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:22 PM   #4
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i believe ntfs write-support is still experimental and i will not risc data to try it.....

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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As has been said above, don't try writing to an NTFS partition from linux unless you're not real concerned about the data.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 08:47 PM   #6
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Originally posted by egag
well...they promise a lot, but i read no warnings there.... and i think they forgot.....
( guess it can ruin your part...)
i wouldn't trust that, use vfat for data-exchange.

egag
What's being referred to just acts as a wrapper around the Windows NTFS driver. Not the same thing as the kernel's experimental NTFS support.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 08:55 PM   #7
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i read it, but i don't trust it.
do you think M$ would give away their ntfs-driver for free-use.

i don't.

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Old 12-10-2004, 05:41 AM   #8
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All I want to do is delete a bunch of files & folders in a folder recusively under linux on a NTFS partition.

Because of this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=263825
 
Old 12-10-2004, 06:14 PM   #9
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Okay, alot of people have been telling me to use Captive-NTFS. I am using it. I downloaded the RPM (which was for RedHat 8.0, 9.0) - installed it on my Fedora Core 3. Seems to install fine. I copied my ntfs.sys and ntoskrnl.exe files from windows/system32/drivers to /var/lib/captive folder (as requested by the readme/manual. Nothing happens! when I mount my ntfs partiiton. It just hangs!! do I need to download captive source code and compile for Fedora core 3?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 01:25 AM   #10
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If you are interested in being able to write files to Windows from Linux (or vice versa) then as egag has suggested, using FAT32 as the file system type is the way to go, since both OS's can safely read and write to that kind of type.

On the other hand, if you must do the same in NTFS, then the fact is simply that at the present time, Linux' ability to write to NTFS is still in the experimental stage. Perhaps a few months down the road the situation may be different, but we're not there yet.

If your goal is to recursively delete directories/files from NTFS from within Linux, then again you are writing to the NTFS partition, ie, you are working with functionality that is still in an experimental stage. As such, even if you install everything perfectly, it still might not work. That is just the nature of experimental work.

Is there some specific reason why you need to write to NTFS from within Linux? Why not just delete these files when you're running Windows? -- J.W.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:43 AM   #11
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Originally posted by J.W.
If you are interested in being able to write files to Windows from Linux (or vice versa) then as egag has suggested, using FAT32 as the file system type is the way to go, since both OS's can safely read and write to that kind of type.

On the other hand, if you must do the same in NTFS, then the fact is simply that at the present time, Linux' ability to write to NTFS is still in the experimental stage. Perhaps a few months down the road the situation may be different, but we're not there yet.

If your goal is to recursively delete directories/files from NTFS from within Linux, then again you are writing to the NTFS partition, ie, you are working with functionality that is still in an experimental stage. As such, even if you install everything perfectly, it still might not work. That is just the nature of experimental work.

Is there some specific reason why you need to write to NTFS from within Linux? Why not just delete these files when you're running Windows? -- J.W.
As I said, these weird files that were created under Cygwin in Windows cannot be deleted by Windows nor Cygwin anymore. It wants root access or something. Read here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=263825
 
  


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