[Techtalk] writing to ntfs?

Yaroslav Fedevych jaroslawfd at ukrpost.net
Fri Feb 6 14:10:56 EST 2004

Rasjid Wilcox wrote:

> There are two sites to look at:
> The Linux-NTFS Project (http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/) and
> Captive (http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/)

I can only say: Linux can deal ~70% well with NTFS 4 partitions to 
write, and will warn you that you should try and check it every time 
you've finished with writing job. Not impressive. In order to gain read 
support for NTFS, there was a hack, since docs that leaked are poor. For 
writing to NTFS, the hacks were even dirtier, IIRC, since it was reverse 
engineering (English: shooting). As NTFS 5 (used in 2k+) contains even 
more "features" which are proprietary and not hacked still -- hence, 
Linux won't allow you to write on that -- just too risky.

The solution is that you should keep a FAT32 partition for shared data...

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