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Old 08-26-2004, 07:26 AM   #1
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NTFS write support...


Well, I posted this a while ago, but nobody seems to have replied with their results on it yet.

I haven't been using Linux for a long while, so I'm quite out of the loop in regards to the kernel development, have they gotten complete NTFS write support yet?

Well, if not, NTFS full read and write support has been developed.. apparently.

the link is this: http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/#news

as you can see from the date, it was posted a while ago, but yeah, I haven't heard of anybody using it yet. I havent' been using Linux lately to give it a shot, but if somebody is willing to try it, could you report back here for others too?

Btw, some people have bought up about it possibly being illegal to redistribute the ntfs.dll (read on the site about how their package is made) with their package, I'm not entirely sure if this is illegal or not, but this COULD be a solution.

Fingers crossed!

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Old 08-26-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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I have used it, and had no issues with it.
I was (I repeat WAS) running a dual boot box with XP and Slackware - (Windows free since 03!)
The primary drive, with the MBR, was owned by windows.
I used the NTLDR hack to dual boot, and everytime I changed my lilo.conf, and ran lilo, I had to change the dd file that I had sitting on my C drive for the NTLDR hack to work.
I used NTFS write support to do this, without having to use an ugly fix to get what I needed.
Never had an issue with it.
It has been said that it's "experimental" and dangerous, but I haven't found that to be the case.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:34 AM   #3
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PenguinPwrdBox, this link is a tad different I think as the creators of this project boast about it not being experimental, and that there has apparently been no issues at all, with perfect read and write support for NTFS. The one that is considered experimental is the one in the kernel I believe?

Hopefully the real world results of this package prove positive
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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man, this forum is heaps active, quit pushing the thread down to other pages

BUMP!
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:09 AM   #5
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holy crap, this forum is heaps more active than it used to be, apart from this thread not being answered to :P

Anybody, I thought this would have been like, breaking news for a few people?!!!
 
  


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