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Old 08-23-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Mount NTFS in RW?


I installed the NTFS RPM from here http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/redhat.html

But it looks like a RO module. Is there anyway I can mount my Windows partition RW?

The reason is that I want to use my Windows partition for Winex.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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ntfs has been experimental r/w since 2.4.20, possibly earlier but from what i can remember it can only overwrite files of the exact same size and will generally trash your filesystem.

ive never used wine but i seem to remember reading that it is an incredibly bad idea to use a 'regularly used windows filesystem' with wine, you should have a seperate filesystem for windows and wine.

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Old 08-23-2003, 03:09 PM   #3
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ntfs write support isn't complete yet and can create problems.

Read this:
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/info/ntfs.html#3.2
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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I would strongly suggest you do not attempt to write to an NTFS drive, as the above two have said. Support for this filesystem is experimental, and pretty much any attempt to write to it will corrupt your data...
 
Old 08-23-2003, 07:05 PM   #5
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So what should I do?

I have a 7GB FAT32 partition which is currently empty. Should I install Win2k onto that? And then I could mount it RW from linux, and use it for my winex games?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 07:11 PM   #6
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well if you want the r/w capabilites, then you have no choice but to put the filesystem as fat32....so you can be the judge of that....
 
Old 08-23-2003, 08:09 PM   #7
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Originally posted by glock19
So what should I do?

I have a 7GB FAT32 partition which is currently empty. Should I install Win2k onto that? And then I could mount it RW from linux, and use it for my winex games?
Well, firstly, you don't want to use a "regular" Windows install for Wine or WineX, they'll create a fake registry and directory structure as necessary. Secondly, if you really want to use real Windows files, you'd be best off to use Win98 dlls and the such, they have far less problems with Wine, and you can find information to this effect in the Wine documentation as well.

Just have Wine create a fake c drive at /home/glock19/c for example, much better/eaiser.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 08:40 PM   #8
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Just have Wine create a fake c drive at /home/glock19/c for example, much better/eaiser.
I tried that, and I got an error at the end when it tried to create the registry. Does anyone know how to solve that?
 
  


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