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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uh?
by diegocg on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:37 UTC
diegocg
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2005-07-08

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them

Uh? This isn't 100% true. Since 2.6.15 (a year ago) Linux can write to NTFS partitions, it "just" can't create/delete files and/or directories and do mmap-base writes. It doesn't do what ntfs-3g do but...

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RE: uh?
by givre on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:51 in reply to "uh?"
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2006-11-27

"it "just" can't create/delete files and/or directories and do mmap-base writes"

It's not really what you would expect from a read/write fs driver ;) .

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RE: uh?
by miscz on Sun 7th Jan 2007 20:52 in reply to "uh?"
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

It can write but only if it doesn't change the size of a file AFAIK.

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