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NTFS isn't exactly safely writable by Linux. All you are able to do is modify a file, but you cannot change filesize. I'm sure its possible to do it over samba, however, but since they are partitions on your hard drive you won't be able to do that either. Your best bet for having a partition writable by both Windows and Linux is to create a FAT32 partition.
my friend told me about captive-ntfs. according to him it will allow you to write to ntfs, but if you use it too much then it will start to screw it up and possibly make things very very bad. i dont know what could happen, but very very bad is enough for me to leave it alone.
So wait a minute we can now access our NTFS drives through Linux with read write permissions????
News to me if thats true I didnt think that would happen for a long long time??? Has anyone done this and have it fully functional? Last I heard that if you try to write to NTFS in Linux it could cause big problems for your hard drive and/or windows os? Also can you execute with no problems?
It looks like I have to explain myself.
I had a satellite ADSL connection that was only supported through Windows and I only used Windows for that purpose.
I had also be looking to read and write NTFS files through Linux. Satellite ADSL became too slow for me and I moved to another house where I now have ADSL through the phone line. I immediately chucked Windows, this was about 6 months ago.
The best I can remember is that my last attempts at NTFS using Redhat 9 allowed read and write although write still had some caveats attached but I simply just can't remember how extensively I used it. My recollection is that I did write something to test it and I think I downloaded a RPM from the NTFS project.
Captive: The first free NTFS read/write filesystem for GNU/Linux[...] Project implements the first full read/write free access to NTFS disk drives. You can mount your Microsoft Windows NT, 200x or XP partition as a transparently accessible volume for your GNU/Linux.[...]
As opposed to other projects this is currently the only software supporting the full read/write access including the possibility to create/delete files, modify directories etc.
Now I have not tested it but it certainly looks promising. (Check out the testimonials)