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spurious 11-27-2003 10:08 AM

Captive NTFS -- full r/w ntfs access for Linux
Captive - NTFS ( is a GPL cross-platform filesystem emulation module that provides full read/write access to NTFS partitions a la WINE, by reusing Microsoft's ntfs.sys driver.

I don't use ntfs partitions myself, so I can't test this out. NTFS access is a common issue around, so please post your experiences with Captive.


spurious 12-02-2003 08:20 PM

Looks like Captive made it into Slashdot today.

elluva 12-03-2003 03:46 AM

I didn't try this 'cause nowadays I don't have an ntfs partition anymore, but I think this is gr8!

First time I tried linux, I really couldn't believe that you can't write to nfts, but I have learned to accept it. I believe a lot of people, that want to go to linux, are being held back by the fact that they can't write to their partition...

I am sure this is quit a a step forward...


BigNate 12-03-2003 06:33 AM

Interesting. I believe we will see more of this as people realize the only way to keep up with the constantly changing FS in windows is to use there own tools against them. I don't need this but a wine/driver crossover is the future of linux interoperability. When longhorn is released there will be a new M$ filesystem called WINFS and interoperability would have been set back once again, however this captive software layer will allow almost instant portability - Kudos!!

miguetoo 01-08-2004 07:31 PM

this is cool..

itsme86 01-08-2004 08:10 PM

What's even more unbelievable is that a Windows XP boot disk doesn't even recognize NTFS partitions!

Kind of like a Linux boot disk not being able to support ext2.

ezra143 01-09-2004 12:29 AM

ok, so we are reusing microsoft product.... im going to wait til it can be compiled into the kernel, thanks...

However, I will say, this is pretty cool. Once it proves to be both stable and reliable... it will be a nice "right back at'cha" to MS. Whoever uses it, please keep us posted on how it performs...(BTW, does it come with a BSOD option?)

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