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Old 12-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Slackware 14.0 and NTFS.


Hi:
I want to have an NTFS partition, besides the ext2/ext3 partition. Is there any need to have Windows? Before having 14.0 I periodically booted in Windows to run CHKDSK.EXE on the NTFS partition (I had an extra NTFS partition to store some files).
 
Old 12-18-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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You don't have to have Windows to use NTFS.

I used to keep a partition as NTFS but I just moved the data I kept there and reformatted to ext4 and put the data back.

If you reinstall Windows at some point, there are (or at least were) utilities available that can read your Linux partitions from Windows.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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But what is the problem in having an NTFS partition?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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There isn't one - if you want to have an NTFS partition, you can have one.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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But how do I check the filesystem? I do not find a program similar to fsck for NTFS.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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But how do I check the filesystem? I do not find a program similar to fsck for NTFS.
You don't find it because it's not there. Run Windows in a virtual machine and use chkdsk.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #7
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I'm not sure that you'll be able to find a direct substitute for chkdsk. I bet it's possible to do some basic checks from Linux.

If you are very worried about the integrity of your NTFS partition you could always back up your data and convert your partition to a native Linux format.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:40 AM   #8
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Up to now I have had slackware 12.0 and had to install Tuxera's ntfs-3g to be able to manage the NTFS filesystem. Is there any difference between 12.0 and 14.0 in what regards NTFS?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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Up to now I have had slackware 12.0 and had to install Tuxera's ntfs-3g to be able to manage the NTFS filesystem. Is there any difference between 12.0 and 14.0 in what regards NTFS?
Slackware 14 supports this out of the box.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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Thanks. However, I did
Code:
semoi@darkstar:~$ apropos ntfs
libntfs []           (8)  - gnomevfs - Module for GNOME VFS that allows access to NTFS filesystems
libntfs []           (8)  - library for accessing and managing NTFS volumes
mkntfs []            (8)  - create an NTFS file system
ntfs []              (8)  - 3g - Third Generation Read/Write NTFS Driver
ntfs []              (8)  - 3g.probe - Probe an NTFS volume mountability
ntfscat []           (8)  - print NTFS files and streams on the standard output
ntfsclone []         (8)  - Efficiently clone, image, restore or rescue an NTFS
ntfscluster []       (8)  - identify files in a specified region of an NTFS volume
ntfscmp []           (8)  - compare two NTFS filesystems and tell the differences
ntfscp []            (8)  - copy file to an NTFS volume
ntfsfix []           (8)  - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS
ntfsinfo []          (8)  - dump a file's attributes
ntfslabel []         (8)  - display/change the label on an ntfs file system
ntfsls []            (8)  - list directory contents on an NTFS filesystem
ntfsmount []         (8)  - Read/Write userspace NTFS driver
ntfsprogs []         (8)  - tools for doing neat things with NTFS
ntfsresize []        (8)  - resize an NTFS filesystem without data loss
ntfsundelete []      (8)  - recover a deleted file from an NTFS volume
smbcquotas []        (1)  - Set or get QUOTAs of NTFS 5 shares
semoi@darkstar:~$
under 14.0 and do not find something to check/fix an NTFS file system.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 05:30 PM   #11
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How about "ntfsfix"?
 
Old 12-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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Thanks. However, I did
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semoi@darkstar:~$ apropos ntfs
libntfs []           (8)  - gnomevfs - Module for GNOME VFS that allows access to NTFS filesystems
libntfs []           (8)  - library for accessing and managing NTFS volumes
mkntfs []            (8)  - create an NTFS file system
ntfs []              (8)  - 3g - Third Generation Read/Write NTFS Driver
ntfs []              (8)  - 3g.probe - Probe an NTFS volume mountability
ntfscat []           (8)  - print NTFS files and streams on the standard output
ntfsclone []         (8)  - Efficiently clone, image, restore or rescue an NTFS
ntfscluster []       (8)  - identify files in a specified region of an NTFS volume
ntfscmp []           (8)  - compare two NTFS filesystems and tell the differences
ntfscp []            (8)  - copy file to an NTFS volume
ntfsfix []           (8)  - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS
ntfsinfo []          (8)  - dump a file's attributes
ntfslabel []         (8)  - display/change the label on an ntfs file system
ntfsls []            (8)  - list directory contents on an NTFS filesystem
ntfsmount []         (8)  - Read/Write userspace NTFS driver
ntfsprogs []         (8)  - tools for doing neat things with NTFS
ntfsresize []        (8)  - resize an NTFS filesystem without data loss
ntfsundelete []      (8)  - recover a deleted file from an NTFS volume
smbcquotas []        (1)  - Set or get QUOTAs of NTFS 5 shares
semoi@darkstar:~$
under 14.0 and do not find something to check/fix an NTFS file system.
As I have said, you don't find it because it is not there.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 06:34 PM   #13
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How about "ntfsfix"?
As said already, there is no Linux tool that's like chkdsk


Code:
NAME
       ntfsfix - fix common errors and force Windows to check NTFS

SYNOPSIS
       ntfsfix [options] device

DESCRIPTION
       ntfsfix  is  a utility that fixes some common NTFS problems.  ntfsfix is NOT a Linux version of chkdsk.  It only repairs some fundamental
       NTFS inconsistencies, resets the NTFS journal file and schedules an NTFS consistency check for the first boot into Windows.

       You may run ntfsfix on an NTFS volume if you think it was damaged by Windows or some other way and it cannot be mounted.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #14
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I am quite puzzled why you want to use a NTFS file-system although you don't plan to use Windows. Care to explain what advantages you expect from using NTFS?
 
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NTFS is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft for the Windows operating system. There are no available standard specifications. (All Linux support for NTFS is based on reverse engineering.) This means that it is impossible to write a definitive NTFS file system checker for Linux. You _must_ use the Microsoft CHKDSK program to perform this function.
 
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