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Old 02-01-2004, 11:21 AM   #1
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Question Can Linux Fedora use NTFS?


Can Linux Fedora both write and read NTFS format safely
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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As far as I know you cant even install it on NTFS but I am a so I am not 100% sure
 
Old 02-01-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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The 2.6.x kernels have support for both reading and writing, I believe.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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Fedora does not come with defalt access to ntfs. You can install an RPM from somewhere to get NTFS support without fooling w/ you kernel too much. 2.6.x has read access of NTFS, but the write access is very limited and experimental. You cannot create new files and if you modify a file it must remain the same length as before. Plus they give no guarentee that it won't destroy your partition.....
 
Old 02-02-2004, 09:46 AM   #5
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The best place to go for the RPMs to install support for NTFS is:

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

You can either download an RPM or the module files for your current kernel.

-Tefal
 
Old 02-02-2004, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thankyou very much guys
 
Old 12-30-2004, 12:30 AM   #7
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Cool Don't get stuck with NTFS's limitation

Why do you read NTFS with such limitations in Fedora?!
You better back up your data and reinstall Windows in FAT32, and then reinstall Fedora with creating a mount of that like "/winxp". You will be having a complete godlike read/write access then. Cheers!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:29 AM   #8
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The reason for using NTFS (provided you're using Windows 2000/XP) is because it is a far more stable filesystem than FAT32. It also allows for security, compression, encryption and Unicode filenames. FAT32 supports none of those options. FAT32 also has limitations on the maximum file size (2GB) you can store on a volume.

If interoperability is a true concern for someone using Linux and Windows then you may want to consider using the EXT(n) filesystem on those drives storing data and employ a tool like Ext2 Anywhere from Paragon, which will allow you to access the EXT filesystem from a Windows system.

-Joe
 
Old 12-31-2004, 01:55 PM   #9
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JDuke, you're correct!!!

JDuke, you're correct on that point. I just told 'em a easy way to access NTFS without any kind complicated (at least for Newbies) compilation of kernel with some sorta special source. I know that but y' know I don't have any Windows installed in my machine...
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:28 PM   #10
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If I remember correctly NTFS write support was taken off the experimental list as of the 2.6.7 kernel. Although that would require a kernel recompile.
 
  


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