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Old 03-10-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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Knoppix on NTFS


Hey, I recently burned a copy of Knoppix 3.7 to kinda introduce myself to linux. The problem is my hard drive. It is a NTFS. I really really really don't want to reformat my hard drive just to mess around on linux. How can I make it possible to run Knoppix on my computer?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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Knoppix is a live Cd Distro

u need not install that on ur hdd
u can run that from the CD
u do have an option to install

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Old 03-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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you can read from the ntfs, u just can't write 2 it..
 
Old 03-10-2005, 12:59 PM   #4
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Quote:
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you can read from the ntfs, u just can't write 2 it..
Try this for NTFS write support on llinux
http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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Alright, I looked at the Captive thingy... but how do I make linux use it? I downloaded the "RPM i386 binary
tested for distributions" version. What do I do now? I looked at the installation notes, but I don't understand how I execute the captive-install-acquire command they talk about. I'm pretty sure I know what the # * commands are. I assume I execute those at the boot: command line when you boot up. Can someone kinda guide me through this a bit? I would be much abliged!
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #6
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If you want to keep your changes and settings from time to time, then install and old harddisk in the PC or use an USB harddisk or memory stick to write data to
 
Old 03-10-2005, 09:10 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Great_Mizuti
Alright, I looked at the Captive thingy... but how do I make linux use it? I downloaded the "RPM i386 binary
tested for distributions" version. What do I do now? I looked at the installation notes, but I don't understand how I execute the captive-install-acquire command they talk about. I'm pretty sure I know what the # * commands are. I assume I execute those at the boot: command line when you boot up. Can someone kinda guide me through this a bit? I would be much abliged!
thts captive ntfs is for using ntfs partitions

u cannot use that for installing knoppix on a ntfs partiton
are u trying that???

also this driver is under development so be carefull while using it

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:11 PM   #8
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I'm not trying to install linux on my hard drive, I just want to be able to write to files. I am in Computer Science, and windows doesn't have basic java (the language we are working in) support like linux does. I want to be able to write code on my computer, instead of SSH'ing to the server and working on the linux server that contains my files there (this is because we are starting on graphical interfaces, and SSH'ing doesn't allow graphics).

This is a big reason, but a smaller reason is that I am just curious about the penguin... and I want him on my machine... well kinda. I want to be able to access linux when I need it, but I don't really want to have it permanently on my computer just quite yet. Partly because I don't have an extra hdd laying around and I don't want to reformat my hdd either.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:11 AM   #9
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u can have a look at other live distros' also
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #10
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Well, would other live distrobutions make a difference? I thought the problem with running Knoppix wasn't Knoppix, but rather Linux's absence of NTFS writing support. Are there Linux distros that have NTFS writing support?
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:58 AM   #11
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hi there

ntfs support is not in linux but in the kernel

u can get the ntfs support from
linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net

but u will need to compile that each time

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