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Re: [vox] re. FAT size restrictions
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Re: [vox] re. FAT size restrictions

Kevin Hooke said:
> On a related note: does anyone use the ntfs write support for mounting
> ntfs partitions, and does it work ok? The docs at
> http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ mention thats it not recommended to use
> the write support... how likely is it to corrupt data? Anyone know when
> write support will be available?

Last I checked (ages ago) support for write was considered experimental,
but would work "just fine"* so long as the length of the file did not
change. Such a case where it could work ok, is if you were overwriting
exising characters in a file, but not adding to it. One of the bigger uses
of this particular feature was to permit "zeroing" out the admin password
for Windows NT 4.0 waayyyy back in the day, when you might forget the
admin password, and did not want to reinstall. The idea was, you could
boot from a special linux disk that would make play fun with SAM DB and
ensure the Admin password was either reset to something known, or just
made blank.

If anyone finds out support for writes has advanced more than this, I too
would like to know.


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