[SATLUG] RE: [Fwd: Re: Which Linux is for You?]
tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Tue Dec 19 23:28:56 CST 2006
On Tuesday 19 December 2006 18:01, Robert Pearson wrote:
> On 12/19/06, Shawn Bender <sbender at humana.com> wrote:
> "Now you throw in the reading AND writing to NTFS.. Ill stick to Xandros."
> How robust is this? Reading is a no-brainer but writing is another
> world on another planet in a galaxy in a cosmos still being created.
> What's the catch?
No catch.. it just works now using the new userspace project/tools
ntfs-g3.. more info from the package:
Linux NTFS userspace driver
The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, GPL licensed, third generation
Linux NTFS driver. It provides full read-write access to NTFS, excluding
access to encrypted files, writing compressed files, changing file
ownership, access right.
Technically it’s based on and a major improvement to the third
generation Linux NTFS driver, ntfsmount. The improvements include
functionality, quality and performance enhancements.
ntfs-3g features are being merged to ntfsmount. In the meanwhile,
ntfs-3g is currently the only free, as in either speech or beer, NTFS
driver for Linux that supports unlimited file creation and deletion.
In Fedora.. I just do a:
# yum install ntfs-3g
Just as easy for most other distros too..
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