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Old 07-13-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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recompile kernel for ntfs write? how?


i posted a question earlier asking how i could convert ntfs partitions to linux-compatible partitions and someone told me i could just enable ntfs write on my kernel, but the module isnt found, so they told me i have to recompile it...the thread is a few pages back, so i dont think it'll get answered there

anyway! i'm not to sure how to check my kernel version, distrib version, etc...all i know is its a 2.4 kernel on the latest netinstall of debian..i downloaded it from here...if you need any more info (which you PROBABLY do...), just tell me how to get it and i will...

also, as a sidenote...i need to know how to add startup commands for debian...it gets painfull having to re-enable nat, ips, etc etc...but the main hing i need is ntfs write ^^
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Point your browser to www.google.com/linux, enter the search terms 'write ntfs', and start reading. Then take your pick.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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The linux kernel does not offer full NTFS write support. You can only edit files that already exist as long as you don't change the file-size. It's only useful for a specific linux distro that runs as a single file inside an NTFS partition (cannot remember the name).

For a full read/write NTFS support try this:
http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/

I cannot tell you how good this works. Never tried Captive NTFS.


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also, as a sidenote...i need to know how to add startup commands for debian...it gets painfull having to re-enable nat, ips, etc etc...but the main hing i need is ntfs write ^^
Try starting a thread in the DEBIAN section of this forum. You 'll get more and better replies on this. It's a distro specific question.




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Old 07-13-2005, 11:54 PM   #4
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ehhh i think it'll be easier to just back everything up and reformat then -.- i didnt like captive ntfs...i used it at school once...or tried...it corrupted the windows installation when it was looking for ntfs drivers LOL >.> it didnt work for me last time i tried it (and it go the drivers)...evrything it wrote was corrupted...thx for the help anyway..
 
  


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