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Old 10-17-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
David2004
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How to write in ntfs from linux and viceversa


Hello

I want to write in ntfs (Windows XP ) from linux (ext3) and write in ext3 (red hat 9 or Fedora core 3) from Windows XP.

I heard about some programs , like captive , in this page

http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

But I heard that can be dangerous , because this program at the moment it's experimental.

Is there someone who knows a Better way ?

And when I start in Windows XP , I would like to write in linux , now to see my linux partition from Windows XP , I use ext2fsd , that is found here :

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd

But with this program it's not possible to write in a ext3 system.

So , I wonder if someone knows the way to do it.

Finally I said that to read ntfs ( not write , only read) , from linux I download one rpm from this page :

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/index.html

Bye
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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There is no safe way to create files on an NTFS partition in Linux. The latest kernel recently got stable support for writing to existing files, but that's as far as it goes.

Your best bet is to switch to FAT32, which both Linux and Windows can read from and write to natively.

Your best bet for writing to your Linux partition from Windows is to use something like vmware so that you can run both OSes at once and have your Linux filesystem mounted as a networked directory. (Do you really want to open up your Linux filesystem to all of Windows' inherent security flaws?)
 
Old 10-18-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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Originally posted by rjlee


Your best bet is to switch to FAT32, which both Linux and Windows can read from and write to natively.

Are you say me that from Fat32 you can read and write in Linux .That's very intersting.

could you tell me How , please ?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 02:56 PM   #4
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Just mount the partition as type vfat.
Code:
mount /dev/hda /mnt/C/ -t vfat
(substituting the correct partition and mount-point) or change the filesystem type to vfat in /etc/fstab (see the mount and fstab manpages for more details)
 
Old 10-19-2004, 03:39 PM   #5
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I keep a separate 10 GB vfat partition on my dive just for files that need to be shared between Windows and Linux.

Last edited by GaryM; 10-19-2004 at 03:59 PM.
 
  


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