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Old 09-09-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
dellmill
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write access for ntfs


Does anyone know how to compile the kernel-module-ntfs for redhat-2.4.20-8 to read and write ntfs partitions? I have been able to install the rpm mount my ntfs partition and even auto boot it, but I can't write to it.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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Well, you can check here for a potentially improved NTFS driver, but since Microsoft has kept NTFS proprietary, writing to it from Linux is dangerous no matter what driver you use. In general, your MUCH better off to create a FAT32 partion and use that to share files between Linux and Windows. Linux can write FAT32 without any problem.
 
Old 09-09-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have a live cd of puppy linux and it handles ntfs fine, is there a way I can used incorperate its modules to work with my distro?
 
Old 09-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #4
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The only two NTFS drivers I know of are the one in the kernel and the one I linked two in my previous post. I would bet Puppy is using one of them, so you might want to dig around their site and find out which one. I would bet Puppy isn't doing anything you cant do with Fedora.
 
  


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