Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Jan 2007 19:24 UTC, submitted by falko
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives. Additionally, one more FS-related article (How To Resize ext3 Partitions Without Losing Data), and one Ubuntu (Why Ubuntu Is Number One).
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2 questions
by elzurawka on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:01 UTC
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1) How reliable is this?
2) Why is it not in the kernel?

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RE: 2 questions
by cyclops on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:42 in reply to "2 questions"
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From the website

The driver currently is in BETA status, which means that no data corruption or loss has been reported during ordinary driver use, nor found in our extensive quality testing before release of the latest version, however we are aware of certain usability issues and driver limitations which are all documented and planned to be resolved in the future.

When it becomes clear that a huge, complex, feature rich and general purpose file system can not be as reliable and well-performing in hybrid space as purely in the kernel. At the moment there are no such strong indications.

First posts should not be asking questions...but making points about the subject

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RE[2]: 2 questions
by flanque on Mon 8th Jan 2007 02:12 in reply to "RE: 2 questions"
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Perhaps he was being rhetorical?

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RE[2]: 2 questions
by griffinme on Mon 8th Jan 2007 15:39 in reply to "RE: 2 questions"
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Super! That has been a major barrier to using Linux more often for me. Using FAT32 for my 250gig HD is so gauche. ;-)

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RE: 2 questions
by Redeeman on Sun 7th Jan 2007 21:35 in reply to "2 questions"
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why its not in the kernel? well.. because its using fuse - filesystem in userspace.. kindof not suited for kernel ;P

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