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Old 07-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
jsmith6
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Question can Slackware 13.37 write on Win7's NTFS?


The title says it all. Can Slackware 13.37 write on Win7's NTFS?

I'm dual-booting and I've been thinking upgrading to Win7. I need to write to the Windows partition from Slackware and the NTFS-write compatibility will affect my decision.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Hello jsmith6,

yes it can. You can chose between several permissions, I use the option that only root can write to the NTFS-partition but other users can use the ls command to list the files.

You may look at a manual of the umask-command http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/NTFS the umask is used in the fstab-file in order to set the permissions.

BTW: it doesn't matter if you have Win XP, Win 7 or so, NTFS is the same for all Windows (since Win 2000)

Markus

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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you can just mount your NTFS partition using ntfs-3g option instead of with the default ntfs
This way, you can write to your NTFS partition, even using normal account
 
Old 07-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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The two posts above have answered your question, IMHO.

If you ever want to automount an external drive with read-write permissions, read this:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...permissions.3F

Last edited by dugan; 07-09-2011 at 07:27 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by markush View Post
BTW: it doesn't matter if you have Win XP, Win 7 or so, NTFS is the same for all Windows (since Win 2000)
I don't know if Wikipedia is accurate on this but the articule on NTFS says that there are different versions with some backward- and forward-compatibility:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS

I did some tests inside VirtualBox. I can mount with:

Code:
mount /dev/sda3 /media/sda3 -t ntfs-3g
dougan, that symlink is quite a nice "hack" ;-)

Thanks everyone!
 
  


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