This is a reply to an old
thread because the OP has old equipment
and old operating system
which these new-fangled Whipper-snappers obviously aren't able to comprehend
... and therefore just keep talking about what they
need and not what the OP needs
and simply don't have the ability to sympathize
with the OP.
I assume you don't have the 30 terabyte HD that they are talking about and/or for some reason that nobody needs to know, you want to preserve your present OS or file system environment... Why you need what you are asking for isn't the issue... and isn't my business...
I worked for a company in 2009 that was running some equipment off of a DOS 6.1 environment with windows 98. This was running software that was closed source and that software designed closed source machine code to drive a $38,000 CNC machine that the shop wasn't ready to replace so .. we had to keep that old DOS system running.
(I'm sure more examples could be sited)
Why you need this is nobody's nosy business and I have to agree with Patrick...
Not one person has answered your question here...
(they probably don't know the answer)
You could try shake.
Honestly, though you might not want to do what you are trying to do. If you have a Windows partition then you probably have a working windows system, you want to let windows do the defrag for you.
If you have an NTFS with data on it and it's not a windows system .. then why? This is the part I don't understand, not that there aren't valid reasons, of course. Is it so that a windows system can access it? Then use windows to defrag it. Otherwise you might want to think about updating to an ext3 or ext4 file system.
(or better an array of 3TB drives with ZFS
Whatever it is you are up to I wish you success!