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Re: [vox] Re: Support for "safe" and "reliable" writing to NTFS from Linux?
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Re: [vox] Re: Support for "safe" and "reliable" writing to NTFS from Linux?

There's also ext2fs anywhere which runs on windows and allows windows
to read and write your Linux partition.

I've never used either of these, so I don't know which would be better
from your needs. 

(Although you're probably better off using Ext2fs anywhere if you need
file permissions on that partition in Linux, I won't swear to this.)

Cost: $29.95

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 10:42:20AM -0800, ME wrote:
> Looks like I not only missed the /. on this
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/12/02/1536227&mode=thread
> http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/10/191202&mode=thread
> but I also missed it on vox-tech two months ago:
> http://lugod.org/mailinglists/archives/vox-tech/2003-12/msg00124.html
> Thanks to <SilentRob> on #lugod for letting me know about these prior
> articles.
> -ME
> ME said:
> > Many of you know that eh NFTS driver in the kernel does fine for reading,
> > but is "dangerous" for writing.
> >
> > Is there an alterantive for writing to NTFS from Linux?
> >
> > Background...
> >
> > While "building" my new video capture system (using WinTV PVR-350 PCI
> > card(s) and a new computer with large disk) I am looking at what
> > filesystems would be a good filesystem for a dual boot system (until I
> > buy, download, or build good DVD authoring software with quality subtitle
> > encoding from various subtitle formats) and as a result will suffer the
> > use of the crutch known as MS Windows XP until a good OpenSource
> > alternative is available.
> >
> > Anyway, during my googling, I found this:
> > http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/
> >
> > It appears to be a "wine-like" solution to making a Linux-capable (not
> > based) solutions to making NTFS write support from Linux possible.
> >
> > This means, they rely upon code/files from MS to make this work.
> >
> > Like anything, there are benfits and disadvantages to somethig like this:
> > Benefit: Linux users can keep and use NTFS and access from Linux making
> > Linux more compatable.
> > Disadvantage: it encourages people to retain their copy/install of windows
> > instead of making a full transition away from full OpenSource.
> >
> > Whatever the outcome, I figured that some people on this list might mid
> > this very useful. I will be reading more about it over the next few weeks.
> > Loks like it was announced last year in October. :-)
> >
> > Why did I not see this. Maybe I missed it on /.
> >
> > Enjoy!
> >
> > -ME
> >
> >
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