[sf-lug] Fwd: Drive Access issues

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jun 29 12:08:03 PDT 2007

Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com):

> Sorry about that, accidentally replied off list
> If the windows drive is formated NTFS you will have to do some futzing with
> it.

Right.  Forgot that almost all 'Doze users these days are doing NTFS.
For Blake's benefit:  The NTFS filesystem (partition) format is kept as
a closely held secret by Microsoft Corporation, and has had to be
painfully and carefully reverse-engineered by Linux coders with zero
help.  There is very recent software that safely mounts NTFS with full
r/w access, but it's not yet included in most Linux distros.  The links 
John provided will tell more.  

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