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Old 01-24-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
Pingachevsky
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Question about the Linux NTFS filesystem support driver.


I was looking around on sourceforge and stumbled upon the Linux NTFS driver. However, I am unsure of the stability of this and when 180+ gb of precious data stands in the balance, I figure I may as well ask about it. Has anyone used this before? Any bad experiences with it?
 
Old 01-24-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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I trust that said precious data is backed up....

You can compile the kernel for ntfs support, but the consensus that I hear here is "don't trust writing to NTFS from Linux"

The approach that many use is to have data on a FAT32 partition---then it is easily and reliably accessible from both Linux and MSwhatevertheycallit....
 
Old 01-24-2006, 10:54 PM   #3
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You can compile the kernel for ntfs support, but the consensus that I hear here is "don't trust writing to NTFS from Linux"
That was true until 2.6.15 was released this month.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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You mean NTFS is now well-supported read-write?

Out of curiousity, why would NTFS be so difficult to support? Aren't filesytems deterministic?
 
  


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