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Old 01-24-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
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writing ntfs partition


how can i do it?

i have a winshit mounted drive that is fat32 and the other is ntfs. of course, i cant write on the ntfs. but the thing is that this is my largest drive. i cant install anything on the fat32 drive. i know theres that program called paragon ntfs that allows to write on ntfs drives, but it costs way too much for me.

is there any other ways to write on it?

thanks a lot!
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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Resize the NTFS partition and create an ext3 one for linux. Seriously writing to NTFS with linux may work _sort of_ but it's not worth the risk yet if you have valuable data on it.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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Don't think you can do it. Check this site out : http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html#2.1
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:26 PM   #4
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If you are talking about installing linux programs on ntfs then I wouldn't even think about it as the filesystems and permissions are totally different.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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that's annoying.
when i installed winshit xp, i didnt have the choice between fat32 and ntfs. this ntfs drive is like 65go so its crappy because all i install goes there. especially now that i have cedega, i wanted to install big programs.
will i really have to format all my drive in fat32?

oyoyoy
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:06 AM   #6
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At present, linux supports NTFS as a read-only filesystem. And I agree that by default XP uses NTFS, it's crappy. You're only real option for now would be to backup your data, reformat at fat32, and restore the data. That's the safest option.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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that is what ill do. i saved my important files and ill format aaaaall of it.

thank you
 
  


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