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Old 11-08-2001, 09:51 AM   #1
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Mounting NTFS in read / write mode

I have a problem here, i backup some window files in my mandrake ext2 partition, after that i formated the win partition to te ntfs file system and now i can mount it but only in read mode, what can i do to mount it in write mode too. Or otherwise, is there a programm for winXP aviable to mount the ext2 partition as read only??
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Old 11-08-2001, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hi !!!

Mounting a NTFS partition as write is not a good idea since it's experimental only and can damage your data.
I think I've seen a post somewhere here directing to a program or something that lets you mount or read or so (I don't remember), ext2 partitions on windows.

Old 11-23-2001, 02:33 PM   #3
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You can't mount NTFS in write mode effectively...

To my knowledge you cannot mount ext/2 or ext/3 on Windows at all.
Old 12-04-2001, 04:18 AM   #4
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as Coproscefalo and wildsider said, mounting the NTFS partition in write mode is not advisable. if you do and perform some writing, later windows might complain that something is wrong or integrity is lost.

However, there is a commercial stuff around (from Paragon systems - Paragon Ext2FS Anywhere) to read the ext2 file system from Windows. You might want to give a try!??

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If you want to mount an ntfs partition in r/w mode you will need to recompile the kernel and enable the support for it.

Writing on the version of NTFS distributed with NT4 is dangerous, and writing on the versions that come with 2k and XP is absolutly insane (i.e. the chances of it not curroupting your disk are very very small).
Old 12-04-2001, 05:26 AM   #6
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Yep there is a freeware program that will let you read ext2 partitions from within Windows. It's called explore2fs. Although it does have write support, you should never use this! It is still very experimental and may shag your current ext2 partition.


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