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Old 07-16-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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linux and ntfs

I do not know if this is right but does linux only do reading of ntfs partitions and not writing to them? is there some legal issue there? like patents?

its just i can read and copy stuff off my winxp ntfs drive but cant save to it from linux.
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It's not a legal issue, just that MS don't give out the specifications for NTFS, so the people writing the kernel have to figure it out for themselves. Until they have it 100% nailed, it's regarded as risky to write to NTFS partions/drives but safe to read. Though I think there is support for writing in the 2.6 kernels now.


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yes thank you john for the prompt reply i thought that was the issue so i just have to use the good old floppy/cdrw to store stuff. thanks anyway


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