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Lipgirl 11-26-2003 07:14 PM

Damn small linux
 
After downloading and being impressed by the damn small linux. Would it be possible to get NTFS drivers for this distro. A idea came to me that if this was possible and fairly easy to implement the disk could be a good file recovery tool when windows fails (which seems to happen about every 6 months) requiring a complete format. The only way that I have found to save files is to install another copy of XP over the origninal install which is time consuming. But if I had the damn small linux with the ability to read NTFS i could copy essential files (usually uni work) to a floppy in a short period of time (far less time than re-installing windows).

Sonderblade 11-26-2003 09:36 PM

You can. But would it matter since writing to a NTFS disk is still a nono? The eaiser alternative is to convert the windows disk to fat32.

trickykid 11-26-2003 10:41 PM

NTFS is actually supported by the kernel, if it doesn't support initially, a simple recompile can fix this.

But also like mentioned above, write access to NTFS is dangerous, it can destroy your whole drive or filesystem.

jayakrishnan 11-26-2003 11:35 PM

http://freshmeat.net/projects/captive/?topic_id=142

jayakrishnan 11-26-2003 11:37 PM

Never used the software, but

[Development Status] 5 - Production/Stable

u can gice it a try

just to be on the safer side backup ur data first

jayakrishnan 11-26-2003 11:38 PM

give*

Robert0380 11-27-2003 06:50 AM

jayakrishnan, you could have hit the edit button in your first post if you wanted to correct that spelling mistake. :)


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