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Old 03-17-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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Does slackware have NTFS read/write access on first time use?


And are these included with the current 9.1 release?
Pan
Xmms
Xzine
Open Office
Rhythmbox
gaim
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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ntfs- i believe it is read only, you may have to modprobe it. There is a line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules you can uncomment to automate that. Last I heard in the 2.4 kernels, ntfs write was experimental and dangerous. I do not believe it is compiled into the kernel so a a recomplile would be necessary.

pan- yes
xmms- yes
xine?- yes
open office- no
rythmbox- no?
gaim- yes?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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I just got done reading the link I posted... really interesting stuff regarding ntfs linux...

YES - the right modules are very sketchy now.... somewhat stable for file copy only, but no garantee.

A suggestion might be to use Partition Magic to convert the ntfs file system to fat32. I believe that only the current version supports this (not sure). NTFS is going to be an ongoing heartache if you go that direction.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 07:52 PM   #5
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i have partition magic, and heard about the convert ntfs to fat32 but im thinking its like format, you'll lose all the data if you convert it, true? thats why i stuck with fat32.
ok no,
open office, which means i just need windows for id taging my mp3s and to use speard sheet/word.. i convert my word/sheet files to other formats while saving.
rythmbox is a must have. xmms i use for streams but to catalog all my mp3s and play it, i like rythmbox, its kinda like iTunes for windows.

some good infomation on that site sirpimpsalot. i saved all to disk.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:25 PM   #6
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no! the partition magic convert procedure (from NTFS to Fat32) does keep all data %100 intact.... ive done it a dozen or so times without incident....

make sure to run the windows defrag and chkdisk on the ntfs volume before the operation...
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:42 PM   #7
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You can download and install open office very easily. So that is not a problem.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:09 PM   #8
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You can get rhythmbox as part of dropline gnome if you're into that sort of thing.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #9
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Hello *,

Make sure the windows partition (NTFS) is r/w from the fstab file.
eg.

In /etc/fstab, add

/dev/hda1 /win98 vfat uid=root,gid=root,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0

Hope this helps.

kgm.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 02:31 PM   #10
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You don't need any special drivers to read or write to an NTFS partition at all. If you just mount the drive and give the type as SMBFS you will have full read/write access. I am not sure if this does the file permissions but it will definately write it to NTFS partition with no problem.

Like this

mount -t smbfs //Comp/Share /mnt/dir


Last edited by Longhaul; 03-30-2004 at 02:36 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:03 PM   #11
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um, so you mean that if one mounts their own ntfs share onto thier computer it will write ntfs without a problem...?

I was told that the reason samba could do it was because it was sending the info to the windows box to allow windows to write. Have you actually done this and had a working windows afterwards?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:31 PM   #12
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That sounds like it would work for a REMOTE samba share (i.e. a networked WinXP box), but does that work for a LOCAL harddrive without a WindowsOS that can respond to Samba in realtime?

--Akshun J
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:40 AM   #13
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What Longhaul is talking about is writing to a SMB share on a remote Windows computer, you cannot use that to write to a local NTFS volume.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:02 PM   #14
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You could try these for write access to NTFS.

http://www.ntfs-linux.com/index.htm

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

The first you have to pay for, I believe, while the second is free.
I have no experience with these, just thought I would try to help.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:08 PM   #15
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This is what I get
What should I do so i can read files from my windows partition??
root@linux:/home/xpedition# mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
or too many mounted file systems
root@linux:/home/xpedition#
 
  


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